Where are you seeking praise?
February 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

Most often as we go about our days, we may seek several likes on our social media page, hope to be retweeted on our status bar, or simply wishing friends and family would validate who we are. What is even worse, we also seek the praises from those we do not like, hoping for a "good job,” "you are the best" or "I appreciate you," but instead, we should seek the praises of our Heavenly Father.

Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. John 12:42-43.

These verses tells us that they believed, but cared more about what other thought of them, than what God did. The problem is man’s favor is temporary, God’s favor is eternal. So, how do we get the praises and favor of God? We begin by talking to God and seeking His will for our lives. Then letting go of any idols you have placed above God, and yes favor and praise can be an idol. If we follow His will, we will obtain the praises of God. Begin today listening to your heart, asking God how your life can be used to give Him praise. Cease to live a self-fulfilled life, and let God begin to use you for His purpose. Then you will begin to receive the praises of God. God expects us to walk into the good work He has already implemented in our lives. We have been created and designed for His use.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

This is my prayer: God I need Your praise and favor today. Lord show me how I can walk in Your will and in Your ways. I want to live my life for you. Help me to care about the things You care about. Jesus help me to focus on what bring You praise. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.