Obtaining God’s Praise
Scripture: John 5:  How can you believe if you accept praise from one another, yet make no effort to obtain the praise that comes from the only God?
Observation: Most of the time I seek to get praise from others. I want to hear good things about me. I try to impress others with my abilities, waiting to be recognized. God calls me to do good in private and he’ll see it and that’s all that matters.
Application: I need to try to earn the praise of God by doing His will in the way He wants it done. He calls me to be humble, loving, honest, caring and a man of integrity. May I live a life that God can look down on me and say, “that’s my boy.”
Prayer: My Lord take this pride from my spirit and open my eyes to the man you want me to be.