As I was reading this I began to think about blogging. This is where I have a problem with blogging, for me. I don't want my blog to be a place where I am looking for compliments and praise for my sewing, writing, family or whatever. I struggle with this. I would love to have a blog that was able to share my creations and point to God all at the same time. I am so thankful for the ability God has given me in sewing. It calms me and having a project makes me so excited for each day. I can't wait to share what I am working on right now. I hope my creations inspire others to create too.
So I talked with my kids about how we shouldn't be looking for praise all the time and praising ourselves. The kids are always looking for attention and when I give one a compliment the others are jumping around trying to get compliments too.
Proverbs 27:2 (NKJV)
"Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;
A stranger, and not your own lips."
Proverbs 25:27 (NKJV)
"It is not good to eat much honey;
So to seek one’s own glory is not glory."
This verse was easy to discuss with Halloween still fresh in their minds. We talked about how eating lots of candy makes your tummy hurt so seeking glory and praise is not good for you either. It is like being sick in your soul.
Psalm 73:6 (NKJV)
"Therefore pride serves as their necklace;"
"The rich man’s wealth is his strong city,