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Day 79 - Do you Seek Glory?

Finding Your Creative Bones® 365-Day Devotional © 2023


Do you reserve glory for God, or do you seek glory?

So that no flesh might have glory before God. But God has given you a place in Christ Jesus, through whom God has given us wisdom and righteousness and salvation, and made us holy: So that, as it is said in the holy Writings, Whoever has a desire for glory, let his glory be in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 1.29-31Bible in Basic English (BBE))

Do you seek glory for your accomplishments and successes? We should not seek glory for ourselves. This is a paradox when we want to succeed with our work, creations, and families. Does one rule out the other?


When we consider that God loves us immensely, does that include loving us into success with whatever we do with our lives that is of God? It is reasonable that God would want us to flourish. Love leads to supporting and cheering the loved one on.


It is how we handle the success that becomes the issue. Do we boast and brag about our accomplishments? Do we go on and on about what we did? Do we flaunt our wealth in a way that degrades others? Do we share our successes and give credit for them to God?

The key is in how we respond to success. Are we responsible, or is God? Yes, we do the work, but do we do it alone? Could we have done it without the blessings and people who helped along the way? What if we hadn't had the coincidences and the aha moments? What if another person's smile or a family member's kiss had not occurred at just the right time to keep us moving forward in difficulty? Would the result have been the same?



Prayer:

Loving Lord, I know you love me, and I return your love to the deepest level I can as a human. You have enabled the successes in my life, and I want to take this moment to glorify you for your accomplishments. I could not have had them in my life without you. If you had not strengthened me to overcome my fear, I would have been afraid in a corner. I would have had no knowledge to succeed if you had not encouraged me to understand the importance of education at the correct times from the right people. I would have been no help if you had not brought excellent and kind people into my life to join my work journey and family. I would not have been successful for these and so many other reasons. Yet I have been successful with and for you, Dear Father. I offer you all of the successes in my life, whether work or family. I am humbled at your display of love throughout my life, and I am grateful for this chance to offer my love and praises to you, sweet Father. Amen.


Zentangle, Inc. Original Tangle FIFE Drawn on Green QoR Watercolor Background with Black Micron by Texas Artist and Author Cindy Rae Fancher, CZT®

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06 juil. 2023
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A good word today, Cindy. While we want God to bless us with success, we often forget to thank Him for the abilities and wisdom He gave us to have success! That thankfulness is giving glory to God. - Angie Vallejo

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
06 juil. 2023
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Angie I am glad the words spoke to you! Glory to God absolutely! have a wonderful day!

Cindy Rae

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Martha DeMeo
Martha DeMeo
06 juil. 2023

I always enjoy the prayer at the end of you blog Cindy. I know God is with me throughout my successes and I always praise and thank him.

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
06 juil. 2023
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I am so glad you enjoy the prayers Martha! They are very meaningful to me, I feel the presence of the spirit as I write the whole devotional. It is my prayer that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit help me write the message that people need to bring them closer to him based on the scripture I read that day. In truth the prayers amaze me, it is as if he takes my hands and makes those words come out, I really feel the Lord with me as I complete them. Have a blessed day. Cindy Rae

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Invité
06 juil. 2023

It is how we handle our success that becomes the issue. I agree. Gratitude and Love are keys.

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
06 juil. 2023
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Gratitude and love are such special elements within our lives. They foster one another and enrich one another. They can help us be the very best people we can possibly be if we let them. Thank you for coming by! Cindy Rae

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06 juil. 2023
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Paradoxes and creativity and divinity: such an intriguing place to spend time - your post definitely has me in deep contemplative mode. I also don't know how you will recognize me - I'm Julie JordanScott :-)

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Cindy Rae Fancher
Cindy Rae Fancher
06 juil. 2023
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Hi Julie! It pleases me that the post is prompting you to take a moment to think. I'm pretty sure that is exactly what the Lord hoped for! It certainly makes me think. Have wonderful day and thank you for stopping by. Cindy Rae

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