If someone does something worthy of praise, he or she deserves recognition. Too often, I notice poor service at a fast food restaurant but fail to thank a courteous and timely clerk.
In churches, members of the congregation volunteer their time and talent; through their efforts, the work of ministry and outreach continues. Do I offer encouragement and hugs or simply take their faithfulness for granted? I am sorry to say I fail in consistently giving credit where credit is due.
My primary goal is to give God the credit for all He has done.
“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:4-7 NKJ).”