When I hear positive things about the work here, or what I am doing, or what Valerie is doing, I immediately think one way or another "wow God, you are doing some amazing stuff." Sometimes I hear those same things but just in reference to what we are doing, as if it comes from us.
Then I read Galatians 1:24 last week when getting a flat tire fixed (praise God for that time, for the flat, and for the fact we have not been getting many flats of late...although between the two Fords there were six nails in four tires in the past month....again praise God they waited patiently to be taken out until the time was right) where it says "And they praised God because of me."
The context of that statement is pretty interesting, but for right now...I question myself, and all of us little Christs out there....is that something you deeply desire to be able to say? I cringe when people praise us, and just the thought of someone praising God because of me is encouraging, because, after all, if anyone deserves the praise for any good we are doing, it is definitely only God.
So, just like that hokey Disney ride I went on oh so many years ago: If you liked what was done here or through me, that was God, and if you saw something bad or just stupide, then that was me. Give credit where credit is due, and that means only to God! Woohoo!