Behind Every Good Writer Is A…

But God is not the only one who should receive glory.

Psalm 115:1-18

Reference: v.1 Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. (TNIV Bible)

Explore: I love getting emails and comments from people who read my blog. It’s amazing to hear from readers all over the world how God is using the simple words that I write to connect with them.

While the comments bring much joy to my life, I have to be honest and admit that I do not deserve all the glory. Although it sounds cliché, God deserves the glory of relating His word to everyday life and giving me the ability to put them into writing.

But God is not the only one who should receive glory.

My husband does a great deal of work on the ‘backend’ of my website. He designed it, set it up, helps with subscriptions… Apart from writing the blog himself, he pretty much does everything else!

Another ‘silent partner’ who deserves glory is my editor, Mandy. As a teacher by trade, Mandy reads through all of my blogs before they go ‘live’ to make sure my spelling is up to scratch and my concepts are understandable.

As you can see, I receive the lovely comments, and yet, there are numerous others who deserve the glory just as much – if not more – than me.

Application: We all like to receive praise for what we do, and we hate it when someone else steals the glory that was due to us. And yet, so often we do this to God.

All good things come from Him, but often when someone gives us praise, we will take the glory for ourselves. All the appreciation that comes our way should be reflected back to God, as He is the one who gives birth to all good things.

Prayer: Lord God, thank you for the amazing people you bring into my life. Help me to share Your love with others and to remember to give You the praise for all the good deeds I may do. Amen.

How can you reflect the gifts of praise that you have received back to God?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.


Behind Every Good Writer Is A…August 17, 2012 at 5:29 PMReply

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RobbieAugust 17, 2012 at 7:40 PMReply

Another great post…. We are thank the Lord for the work you ALL do!

RobbieAugust 18, 2012 at 9:27 PMReply

We thank the Lord for the work you ALL do.

Linda BaileySeptember 5, 2012 at 12:51 PMReply

Thanks so much Robbie!

You are always so encouraging 🙂