“Vindicate me, Lord, because I have lived with integrity and have trusted in the Lord without wavering. Test me, Lord, and try me; examine my heart and mind. For Your faithful love is before my eyes, and I live by Your truth. I do not sit with the worthless or associate with hypocrites. I hate a crowd of evildoers, and I do not sit with the wicked. I wash my hands in innocence and go around Your altar, Lord, raising my voice in thanksgiving and telling about Your wonderful works.”
Psalms 26:1-7 HCSB
Father thank You for this day, another day that I did not earn, yet Your mercy and grace made it so. Father You know my heart and my intentions. You know what I do selfishly and selflessly. You know when I give to uplift and when I give to gain credit. You know when it’s all about me and when it’s genuinely all about and for You. Lord keep me in check. Place the mirror before me whenever I stray so that I’m always aware that this is to be for Your glory, not mine. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Technology today has helped to add chaos and confusion, and we sometimes are convinced that through social media that we are bigger, more important, and more special simply because we have a digital platform as our pulpit, pedestal, podium.
Let us not forget that all success is only made possible because of God. Every reward and award could only come your way because God said so. Every slither of riches and wealth are only at your disposal because God allowed it to be.
Don’t get so consumed with social media likes, hearts, thumbs up, reposts, and retweets—-that you forget that this really isn’t about you, but all about Him. Are you His servant or are you looking to be served? Are you a praiser of His name, or are you waiting around to be praised? Are you a giver or simply waiting to receive? Are you trying to save people or just filled with rage and judgment? Are you lovingly lifting people up or cursing the, down? Are you walking the walk as a child of God, or slithering around like the child of the enemy?
Think about it.
Questions of the Day
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