• Rev. Luis A. Fernandez

One Minute with God: Praise of Men or God

What would you do to get a pat on the back? Or, what will prompt you to get your name listed on the top 10 list of any headlines? Fame among men may cause you and I to compromise some of our most important values in life so that others may come to recognize us. But, what does it gain a man to be applauded by a thousand colleagues for his accolades, yet displease the living God? Wouldn’t it be better to have the approval of Him who reigns above then to have the praise of a multitude of men?


So many times in ministry I’ve witnessed both men and women reach the heights of their careers only to jeopardize their families, marriages, and health. Like many, I know what it is to face the challenge of making life-altering decisions in order to honor God - all while losing everything that seems to matter. But, the ultimate plan of God for humanity has always been to mold us into the image, and likeness of His Son so that we may possess that which is eternal while still being effective on this earth.


You and I may never be given the privilege of seeing our names on the “Forbes Top 100 Executives” list. But, at-least our names are written in the archives of heaven called the Book of Life.


Praise of Men or God?


John 12:42-43


42 Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees, they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; 43 for they loved human praise more than praise from God. #oneminutewithgod #soundsofmywritings #andyfernandez #iamministries



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