“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.”
When we say and do things in the name of Jesus, people may give us credit instead of God. Have you ever had someone thank you for prayer, prophecy, or healing? This week a friend of mine explained that whenever someone compliments him on a spiritual service rendered, he thinks of it as gathering a flower for the Lord. Our speech and our deeds create a beautiful bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers to bring before Jesus. When we do everything in the name of the Lord, we are free from the danger of taking the glory unto ourselves. We experience so much freedom while walking in the Spirit of God because the pressure is not on us to perform a certain way. The responsibility of releasing the Holy Spirit is the Lord’s. All we must do is give thanks for the outpouring of His Spirit.
"OUR SPEECH AND OUR DEEDS CREATE A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET OF SWEET-SMELLING FLOWERS TO BRING BEFORE JESUS."
LORD, thank you for never holding back your Spirit from those who ask for it. Please forgive me for the times that my conduct has not reflected your holiness. Please help me to remember you in everything I do. Please make me a living sacrifice for you.