PRAYER: Please pray for our pastors and church staffs all over who are working so hard to be Jesus to their communities.
DEVOTION: “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to Your name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness.” – Psalm 115: 1
I love the clarification here. Because of your love and your faithfulness.
It’s human nature to want something in return for something given. Unfortunately, this is the way that we are wired. God, in his incredible wisdom, understands this. He provides us with His love and His faithfulness and in return….we offer Him praise and glory.
Unfortunately, again, sometimes this isn’t a realistic response. So often we want the glory, we want the praise. We want to feel good about ourselves to others. That’s not the outcome that God desires. We need to abandon our own egos, our own need and want for the glory and give it all to Him.
To God be the glory, hallelujah, not to us oh Lord but to your great name and because of your love and your faithfulness. To God be the glory, hallelujah.
Today. Resist the temptation for the attention. Let the glory that the Lord so rightfully deserves be His. Amen.