All The Glory And Honor Belongs To …. Me?

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How many times do we do praise worthy and good deeds without taking pleasure in the accolades that follow?

As I write this, I also struggle with giving God the glory when I know I should.

Recently, the award winning gospel singer, Rachel Kerr had a concert in my church and I noticed that before every song, she would take time to say: “If there’s anything worthy of praise or admiration and applause in the performance, all the glory and praise belongs to God”. I remember watching her and thinking oh, how cute!

 

And then I begin to realize in my own life, how I have become so self motivated and driven that sometimes even when I do things that God has asked me to do, my heart still gets puffed up in pride when I get admired for it.

Why do we do the things we do? When we do good works, give to someone in need, offer to assist someone, volunteer at a charity or at church, or even write a Christian blog post, the question is; to what end?

Who do you really want to impress?

Remember that bible text says… “That they may…. glorify your father in heaven.”

In other words, every praiseworthy, good, noble and admirable thing we do is for the glory of God. Our ultimate goal and ambition is to draw attention to the father who made us and gave us those marvelous gifts.

1 Peter 4:11 (NTB)

Do you have the gift of speaking? Then speak as though God himself were speaking through you. Do you have the gift of helping others? Do it with allthe strength and energy that God supplies. Then everything you do will bring glory to God through Jesus Christ. All glory and power to him forever and ever! Amen.

I’m a work in progress. I’m not there yet. I’m living everyday and taking every step by grace. And I will love you to come on this journey with me.

The more we study God’s word and devote ourselves to spending time with him, he will transform us and change us from the inside out until we become who he wants us to be.

 

4 Replies to “All The Glory And Honor Belongs To …. Me?”

  1. Wow! Good read in the morning, this also applies to me and a lot others, before now every little success I give thanks and praise to God who made it possible but I have realized that now that am more successful, the praises to God have reduced. Am hoping this post will help me get back to those days where I recognize that it’s not by my power but by his grace. Thanks 4lah God bless you for us.

    1. Adeiza, I understand what you mean. Naturally, the more successful we get, the more we are at risk of paying more attention to ourselves and becoming more impressed with ourselves.

      But have faith in the word of God that says in Philippians 2:13 (NLT)

      “…For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him”

      So rejoice! God is the one who gave you that desire to change and HE WILL DO IT!

  2. hello Fola , compliments. pls a u still at Nigeria info and when do u come on air. I’ll appreciate ur response. love u and rgds

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