I have a love/hate relationship with the Auto-correct on my cell phone. When I want it to correct a misspelled word, it often does, and I love that. However, it doesn’t read my mind and it often makes assumptions at times that aren’t always right. It can be very frustrating! I know I’m not alone in this.
Recently a friend was texting about whether or not she would be able to attend our church’s Pie and Praise service this week. However, her auto-correct fixed the word Pie to what it assumed was correct. So she let her friends know she wouldn’t be attending the “Lie and Praise” on Tuesday night! I laughed until my sides hurt over that one!
However, the more I’ve thought about it, the more convinced I am that her auto-correct may have been right after all! Oh, I’m sure no one who attends a praise service would purposefully lie about their praise, but there’s a way that I see myself not giving honest praise to my God. Here’s what the next part of Psalm 103 tells us to do:
Don’t forget all His benefits!! I lift my hands and say, “Thank you, Lord!” This past Sunday after praying and thanking the Lord for His benefits, I marched out the door, went to church, and when someone asked me how I was, the first thing I told them was that I had a migraine! What?! Could I have not shared at least three things God had done for me instead? What about all the parts of me that felt great, thanks to my God who holds this body together?! But no, I turned my praise into a lie by not sharing God’s blessings and goodness with that person! I’m thankful for the conviction of the Spirit of God, because I was able to get it right with Him when I confessed it!
Isn’t it easy to praise one minute and complain the next? God has done so much for us, but if we praise Him one minute and gripe and grumble the next, we’re really lying instead of praising.
I’m asking the Lord to help me to attend the Pie and Praise instead of the Lie and Praise – not just at church this week, but every day of my life!
Do you find yourself praising or grumbling today? Let’s remember all His benefits and praise His name! No lying!
2 thoughts on “Lie and Praise”
Oh my goodness. You are hard on yourself. I suffer from migraines, also. I know how it feels and if someone asks “how are you” that is the first thing out of our mouths. Maybe the person you said that to prayed for you and that would be a good thing.
I am being 100% honest with you. I am a huge grumbler. I know this is my biggest fault and I think it has become a habit. I am trying hard to change this sin in my life but it is a slow process. It’s reading blogs like your’s that make me stop and think about who I am and who God wants me to be.
You’re right – I’ll bet my friend did pray for me. I truly felt conviction during the service about blurting that out, though. I guess I just need to learn when its appropriate to share a need and when to just keep it to myself! Thanks for reading, Debbi. I pray my simple posts will aid your spiritual growth. You are a blessing!