In my reading on the craft of writing, I ran across the following sentence. “Successful Christian writers always make sure God gets 100% of the glory, even in the hidden places . . . where only He can see.” This statement caused me to think about my writing and my spiritual life.
If God does all the work, why should we take the glory? We are His instruments, designed to perform certain tasks for His Kingdom. He gives us a project and guides us through the steps to achieve a finished product-be it a church function, a lesson we teach, a story we write.
Sometimes, I forget that He’s in charge of all things. The winter Ice and Snow Storm we experienced at the end of January into the first of February messed up a lot of plans for people. Our son, who was relocating out of state, had to remake plane reservations two times after his original plan got waylaid. Instead of making a two day trip to his new home to find an apartment and returning with eight days to finish packing and all that goes with it, he had one day to finish the to do list. I had moments of feeling disheartened with the situation. But God prevailed. We had times when ‘plan A’ and ‘plan B’ failed and we had to rethink our path and go with what we saw that had to be done. He had to take care of some things once he got to his new home.
God guides us through the issues of life as He desires, keeping in mind what’s best for us, His children. We should praise Him for the smallest things about our lives as well as the largest. Our praise should be in personal worship as well as corporate. And yes, we should praise Him for everything.