By: Jessica Finney
I know it has been awhile since I have done a devotional but I was waiting for the right words. I have went back and forth on what God wanted me to say. I first thought about love because of Valentine's day, to remind people that it isn't all about the love of a significant other. It is all about God's love. I thought about talking about how our bodies are the temple of God, even had it all wrote out. I may share that one another time but right now I felt lead in a different direction.
Psalms 27:2 Let another man praise you, and not our own mouth. A stranger, and not your own lips.
It talks about how another man should praise us. How often have we told someone that we did something just for a pat on the back? We should not ask for people to praise us or that is our reward. God wants us to do things for Him not for man to see but to serve Him better. It never gains us anything to to have man's approval. Although that is exactly what the devil is trying to get us to do. I don't know about you but I want my treasures to come from heaven. Not on earth. I want others to see that God lives in me and that requires being humble and not wanting to be seen.
There are a lot of jobs in the church that go unnoticed and people don't even realize how they get done. You know why? Because they are not out there asking for praise, they get the job done and don't expect a thank you. Maybe in your church it is the one that cleans your church, decorates the church, whatever it might be why don't we thank them this week so that the praise is coming from us and to know they are appreciated for being humble.
Dear Heavenly Father, We want to thank you for the ones that serve you without bragging about what they do. Help us to learn from them and to show others that we are different then this world. Let us put our treasures in heaven and not of this world. In Jesus name, amen.