We all have been guilty of putting people and things up higher than God. God created us and gave us gifts. Every good and perfect gift comes from above. It is God in us. He does the work. The sooner we realize this, when people fall, we would pray for them and correct them in love as the Holy Spirit leads us. As long as we yield to the spirit, God flows through us for His glory. God will not share His glory with anyone. We have seen with celebrities, people, and leaders (whether in church or business), that as long as they are doing great, we praise them. However, when they fall off track, we talk about them and join in with the gossip. We as believers can’t have blessing and cursing coming out the same mouth. We are not perfect ourselves, and neither am I. The phrases that come to me for the blog are from God. I am glad to be used by God and ask Him to help me in areas where I fall short. We should not lift ourselves up either; God can quickly humble us. It is okay to get inspired and motivated by people. We can thank God for the people He uses for His glory and will on earth.
Jesus set a great example of giving God the glory. John 14: 10-11 Amplified Version: 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father is in Me? The words I say to you I do not say on My own initiative or authority, but the Father, abiding continually in Me, does His works [His attesting miracles and acts of power]. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe [Me] because of the [very] works themselves [which you have witnessed].
Do not look to the outside. Look to the inside to judge a situation or person through the eyes of God. In 1 Samuel 8, Samuel’s sons were wicked and the people asked for another king. However, Samuel was anointed by God. God sees the whole picture; we only see the outside. God told Samuel they have not rejected you, they have rejected me. God told Samuel to give them what they asked for. Saul was anointed for a time, but he disobeyed God. Saul looked the part on the outside, but God knew Saul would disobey Him. As people of God, we need to acknowledge God in all our ways and He will direct us. Ask God to open our spiritual eyes so we can see the whole picture.
Lift up God not yourself. In Daniel 4, Nebuchadnezzar started lifting himself up and did not give God the glory. He kept using the word “I”, which means he got off into pride. We have all been guilty of pride in some kind of form. But, God has a way of humbling us when we get too puffed up with pride. Nebuchadnezzar grew hair and crawled on the ground like a beast eating grass. Nebuchadnezzar had to be humbled to give God the glory. Read blog Your Kingdom Will Crumble, If You Don’t Stay Humble
Personal testimony: I was going to the prom in high school. My dad taught me the word of God and it was embedded in me. However, I really was not saved until I was 18. My dad gave me the free reign to make my own decisions including the dress I wore to the prom. Surprisingly, my dad told me I could stay out at the prom until 1:00 a.m. Before I left to go to the prom my dad said something that stuck with me that made me make the right decision. He said “I don’t trust you, I trust the God in you that you will do the right thing.” I came home earlier than expected. I enjoyed myself without getting drunk. We should trust people over to God. We can’t make anyone do anything. The only thing we can do is pray for people, lead by example, and be led by God when correcting people. We are the biggest bible anyone would read. The world is going to to do what the world does. We do what the kingdom does no matter what the world is doing. Our lifestyle and the manifested glory of God will have them asking, “What must I do to be saved?”
God uses each of us as a vessel. Avoid putting people up on a pedestal!
Prayer: God, thank you for the people you use as a vessel for your will on the earth. I repent for making them an idol and putting them above you. God even at my best state, I am altogether nothing without you. God help me to see things through your eyes and not the natural eyes. God, you see the whole picture. I pray for the people in the kingdom of God, I correct them in love as you lead me. I encourage people into good works, and I am the example. I pray for those who are lost that you send laborers in the vineyard to bring them into the kingdom of God. God, make us as believers fishers of lost souls. Lead us how to draw them in and when we should share Jesus with people. I thank you God that people are drawn to the light of God in me and I will say like Jesus “It is the Father in me, He does the work.” God you resist the proud, but give grace to the humble. In Jesus name! Amen.
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