Monthly Archives: October 2012

Selfish Praise?

We praise man for his ability to paint or draw: an object, nature, another human, etc. Yet those paintings are mere copies of God’s original pieces. So why don’t we praise God instead?

We praise man for his ability to sing a note on tune, because of his voice. Yet, we fail to acknowledge the Creator of sound Himself. Think about how well God can sing! I’m sure it’s good enough to make our ears go deaf due to pure shock of it’s beauty!

We praise man for his physical beauty, as if it was molded by his own hands. How about we praise the Creator instead? More so, how about we stop looking at the beauty the world focuses on, and start judging beauty based off of people’s heart. What we would call our “inner self” or “inner beauty” is God’s ENTIRE self. Yet, He is, of course, eternally-times better  than we could ever be!

We praise people who seem closest to “God-like” in our eyes. Those with the “best” abilities. Yet, people don’t acknowledge God half as much. The actual Creator of the senses that allows us to see, hear, and taste “man’s” abilities.

We praise God for all He has done FOR us, why not praise Him, simply for Him, minus US? Do we not know Him enough to do so? Are we that selfish that we only see God through His works in us, rather than through His actual being, His character. Who would’ve thought that praise could be selfish?

Moral of story: Praise God instead.

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If Only

If only…

If only we listened to God’s voice, as much as we listen to our favorite music, secular or Christian.

If only we read what He said, as much as we read text messages, magazines, or novels.

If only we admired God’s beauty, as much as we admire the digitally, make-up enhanced, physically accepted version of it.

If only we clothed ourselves in humility, rather than boasting in the false appearance of a confidence that tells you to look, act, and think like everyone else, all while being unique. The irony!

If only, we danced like David, rather than like video vixens.

If only we repped God’s name against evil, as much as Kappa’s vs. Que’s, Miami vs. Lakers, Democrats vs. Republicans, Race vs. Race, Religion vs. Religion, Opinionated Christian vs. Opinionated Christian.

If only we plowed, fertilized, watered, and cared for this spiritually barren world, as much we do our front lawns and gardens.

If only, we paid attention to the place God has stationed US, the blessings He has already given US, the plans He so desperately wants US to specifically fulfill, rather than paying attention to that of those we read while scrolling down  twitter, facebook, instagram… computer screens.

If only we could realize that cures are not found in science, answers aren’t found in school.

If only….

If only we loved God.