Monday, July 18, 2011

Can We Talk – Homework Week #3, Day #2

Human Heroes. What a great quiet time I had with the Lord, today in Exodus 32:1-4! This is a two-fold lesson that led to a two-fold prayer on the way to work this morning. My prayer was that the Lord would keep me from idolizing others, and keep me focusing on Him. I also asked that He would keep me from becoming an idol to anyone else and that I would actively point others to Him.

The discussion evolved into my asking how I should handle situations where someone compliments my performance. I know some people who say “I’m glad you were blessed”, but it sounds arrogant. Is it wrong to say “thank you”? Or is that taking credit from God? Or should I say, “Thank you. It was an honor to be able to serve you/the Lord in this way”?

What a productive lesson and wonderful interaction in prayer.

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