Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples! Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works! (Psalm 105:1-2 ESV)
-God is continuously working in all of our lives. In many ways, noticeable and unnoticeable, great and small. Give Him glory by sharing with the world how he has worked/is working in your life. Give God the glory!
One of the most important things I have learned is to let God do the heavy lifting. Too many times we see what’s wrong with ourselves and try to fix it through our own strength, but this will never be good enough. Jesus said in John 15:5, “Apart from me you can do nothing” (NIV).
We may try to be self-sufficient, but we need to let God supply the grace and ability to do what we need to do. Willpower and determination can get us started, but they’ve been known to quit in the middle and leave us stranded.
We can learn to enjoy the life Jesus died to give us by inviting God to become involved in every aspect of it. Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew11:28 NIV).
We are not made to function without God. And with Him, we can break any bad habit or addiction, like overeating, substance abuse, poor time management, anger issues, you name it. Jesus is bigger than any problem you have.
Prayer Starter: God, I know that I’m nothing without You, so I invite You into every area of my life. I’ll let You do the heavy lifting, following and trusting You every day.
After Jesus reassures his disciples that he will always be with them no matter what trouble comes upon them, he prays. He asks that He be glorified and that God be glorified through this.
Now, understandably, Jesus asks that He be glorified and obviously we should not ask that of ourselves. We’re not perfect people and we don’t deserve to be. However, we should pray that God be glorified and that He receive the glory. And this is what Jesus does, and it is an example we should follow.
Lord, I pray that in whatever I do, that I bring glory to You. That when I’m doing something, if I’m praised for what I’ve done, that I point glory to you because you are the one who’s helped me the entire way.
Hello father, do you think it is necessary for a Catholic bride to wear a veil? God bless!
No, I don’t.
I think it is necessary for the bride and groom to love and respect each other, to assume the duties of marriage freely, and in lasting fidelity, and to give glory to God by all that they do together as a married couple.
What they are wearing on the day of their wedding is not important in order to have a holy sacrament which pleases God. Our Lord, at the wedding of Cana, never made comments about whether the bride wore a veil or how the couple was dressed.
It is not the sanctuary that is in danger; it is civilization. It is not Infallibility that may go down; it is personal rights. It is not the Eucharist that may pass away; it is freedom of conscience. It is not Divine Justice that may evaporate; it is the courts of human justice. It is not that God may be driven from His throne; it is that men lose the meaning of home. It is not that the war may never end; it is that peace may never come. For peace on earth will come only to those who give glory to God! Men of good will: Unite! It is not the Church that is in danger, it is the world! + Ven. Fulton J. Sheen (Seven Pillars of Peace, 1945) +++
// I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. //
In this passage in 1 Corinthians 3, Paul is talking specifically in the context of evangelism and discipleship, so that we may not take credit for anyone’s salvation, but instead give all glory to God.
But, as I was reading this morning, I thought about it in a slightly different way. Galatians 5:22-23 talks about how we are meant to bear the fruit of the Spirit of God – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control – which we usually think of as something that WE have to grow by ourselves. And this fruit is vital! There are several passages in the gospels where Jesus talks about a tree that doesn’t bear fruit being thrown into the fire…not exactly the ending that we hope for as believers.
If you’ve been born and raised with Christ as Colossians 3:1-4 talks about, we can’t help but bear this fruit as we continue to walk with the Lord. Something that I realized, though, is that we often take it upon ourselves to growth this fruit by ourselves. Today I want to tell you (and give you hope) that it is STILL God – and God ALONE – who gives the growth.
You, in these cases, become the one who waters. After being discipled (or ”planted”), we ought to learn how to “dig our own well,” thereby becoming dependent solely on God to give us the spiritual meat necessary to continue growing. (I apologize for talking in so many metaphors but, alas, it’s how Scripture is written too.)
This means that we STILL can’t take any credit. We may have dug down to water, thirsty for the righteousness of Christ, but we CANNOT give ourselves the credit for any sort of growth that happens as a result. God gives us a lot of responsibility in our faith, but doesn’t give us the power to defeat sin ourselves. It’s only by his Spirit, and because of his grace.
With all that being said, let’s talk about the inverse. We also CANNOT blame ourselves for not growing at the pace we would like. He who sits on the throne and is sovereign and crafted us in our mother’s womb tells us that he is working all things for OUR good and for HIS glory. What else is there? If you’re still struggling with impatience, don’t blame yourself. Turn to the Lord. If you’re struggling with bitterness, rudeness, self-indulgence, or unfaithfulness, don’t blame yourself. Turn to the Lord. He is giving you growth even if you can’t see it.
So instead of worrying about becoming the best you can be and getting rid of all your sin, seek first the kingdom. If you are seeking God and his righteousness then you are waging war against your flesh constantly. God knows that, and he is in the business of bringing you deliverance. He is FIGHTING for you; he goes before you. He knows you can’t do it on your own, so he hasn’t left you alone.
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
“For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Genesis 31:3-9 Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.” So Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to his flock in the field, and said to them, “I see your father’s attitude, that it is not friendly toward me as formerly, but the God of my father has been with me. You know that I have served your father with all my strength. Yet your father has cheated me and changed my wages ten times; however, God did not allow him to hurt me. If he spoke thus, ‘The speckled shall be your wages,’ then all the flock brought forth speckled; and if he spoke thus, ‘The striped shall be your wages,’ then all the flock brought forth striped. Thus God has taken away your father’s livestock and given them to me.
(Commentary: Important to note that Jacob continually gives God the glory and credit for all the good that has happened to him.)
Give God the Glory & Praise as all things are possible through Christ! I feel a breakthrough on the horizon. When times get tough whether in my work life, personal life, or dealing with things I can’t control. I treat it with personal development and I always keep a positive outlook and spirit. I am more than a conqueror! Favor is in the air! I know God has something BIG for me. I can feel it!!! No matter what you’re going through turn it over to God! He’ll see you through it. Remember as God gives blessings, give Him Praise, give Him Worship and more will come!
Thought of the day: - Unity
“We all should be a unit and give God the glory, so we can defeat the adversary.”
Scripture of references:
9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. #Unity #Godinme #Godislove #PraiseGod #GlorytoGod #dontbeafraid #speakasone #Iamvisionary #Forgiveness ##Sundaysword #Mood #thoughtoftheday #Raeprinceexquisitedesigns by raeprinceexquisitedesigns http://ift.tt/1EREf7I