Daily Living

The Test

Thoughts by Pastor Brad...

Proverbs 27:21 says; Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.  Have you ever been tested by praise?  I get tested in this area all the time.  “Good job pastor; excellent sermon pastor:” are all great affirmations from others that can easily go to my head.  It is so easy to rob God of all the glory and take it for ourselves.  How do you handle praise from others?  Do you give God the glory in your heart and voice?  It is an awesome opportunity to witness to God’s power when you praise God when praised.  We see it from celebrities and athletes who give God the glory after a big win or a great performance and it makes us notice.  I find it humorous to see the interviewers get uncomfortable when an athlete just rants about God after winning the big game and getting the MVP.  Many announcers are uncomfortable because they don’t understand it.  Commit to giving God praise when you are praised and it will impact lives for God’s kingdom and hopefully open up conversations about Jesus and faith.  God bless you this day!