Lip Service

I’ve been guilty of giving “lip service” to something that I don’t really believe it, but I will take time to talk about it.  I see politicians do this a good bit. I don’t ever want to give “lip service” to my faith. I want my words to have meaning and come from my heart. Isaiah spoke of this. Check this out…

“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”
 13 The Lord says:
    “These people worship me with their mouths,

   and honor me with their lips,

    but their hearts are far from me.

Their worship is based on
nothing but human rules.
14 So I will continue to amaze these people

    by doing more and more miracles.

Their wise men will lose their wisdom;

    their wise men will not be able to understand.” (Isaiah 29:13-14 NCV)

 The thing about giving “lip service” to God is that He knows my heart. He knows if my words are hollow and empty. He knows if I’m trying to impress Him or someone else. He knows me – period.  He is the Creator and I’m created by Him.  Check this out…

 You are confused. You think the clay is equal to the potter.
You think that an object can tell the one who made it, “You didn’t make me.”
This is like a pot telling its maker, “You don’t know anything.” (Isaiah 29:16 NCV)

To give “lip service” to something that I don’t believe in or feel passionate about is basically dishonest. I need to speak truthfully from my heart and not just say what people want me to say. I certainly don’t need to try to act like something I’m not. The thing is, God knows my heart and all the flattering words in the world won’t replace obedience which is the ultimate sign of respect for Him.

 Pressing On!
Dwayne

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