Colossians 3:17: Give God the Praise He Deserves

When you do something good and other people compliment you for it, how do you respond? Do you say “thank you” and take credit for your actions or do you remember to say “praise the Lord” and give God the glory? A post titled, “I See God Working In Your Life,” prompted me to ask myself these questions. Sadly, I was a thank-you-and-take-credit-for-my-actions kind of person. It’s really a shame realizing that I haven’t really been giving God the credit that he is due. Colossians 3:17 is a good reminder of how we should act on a daily basis.

Instead of feeling forlorn and condemning myself of this shortcoming, I reminded myself that God always gives me a chance to correct myself and do better in the days to come. As part of my resolution to give more glory to God in my everyday living, I decided to print out Colossians 3:17 and put it somewhere I can see it everyday. The verse says, “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”