My Life with God

Who Gets The Glory?

photo-1500921453272-f9ae405da3a5When things in your life go well, who gets the glory? How do you handle achievements?

I do my best to give God the glory, but I catch myself taking credit for some things that go well. I don’t think that’s necessarily bad to some degree. Our efforts matter. Even when we trust God to work through us, we have the responsibility of being willing vessels. Our humility and obedience matters.

He knows what to minimize and what to multiply. And I’m grateful. I don’t have to figure it all out. I don’t have to carry all the weight.

I also can’t sit back, kick my feet up, and live on beach time.

Every time I read the following, I glimpse just how mighty God is. No matter how drenched your life is, he has already started a fire within and around you.

Ask him to fan the flames of the passion he’s giving you. Then give him the glory.

Next, he arranged the wood, cut up the bull, and placed it on the wood. He said, “Fill four water pots with water and pour it on the offering to be burned and on the wood.” 34 Then he said, “A second time!” and they did it a second time. And then he said, “A third time!” and they did it a third time. 35 So the water ran all around the altar; he even filled the trench with water.

36 At the time for offering the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet approached the altar and said, “Yahweh, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, today let it be known that You are God in Israel and I am Your servant, and that at Your word I have done all these things. 37 Answer me, Lord! Answer me so that this people will know that You, Yahweh, are God and that You have turned their hearts back.”

38 Then Yahweh’s fire fell and consumed the burnt offering, the wood, the stones, and the dust, and it licked up the water that was in the trench. (1 Kings 18:33-38)

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