We love for people to look at us, praise us, and tell us how great and wonderful we are. Oftentimes, especially in the church, these platforms and pedestals to be praised are easily set up. The pastor, ministers, praise and worship leaders, rappers, and pretty much anyone that is on the mic is now some sort of “special figure” in the church. So easily we, as people, can get caught up in our own hype. The Bible warns us about what happens when we start “feeling ourselves”- Your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 8:14. “You sing so well”, “That praise dance was wonderful”,”You know you can preach”, and on and on and on and before you know it, you have someone walking on God’s stage to be seen, taking God’s spotlight, and receiving God’s praises.
But there is no contest when it comes to God getting His shine. 1 Corinthians 1:28-29 (ASV) says “…that no flesh should glory before God.” Some of us need a good reality check to realize that it’s not about you and me! Everything that we do is all about God getting His due glory and praise. “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.“- 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV) Make sure every light on every stage you get on, or get put on, points to Him. We need to make that John Cena line our daily prayer. “You can’t see me”.
1 Peter 4:11-To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever.
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