When an achievement is acknowledged
And where praise is followed through,
There’s an excitement that flows in our soul
With warm and sweet feelings too.
But we shouldn’t get sidetracked
Or too proud in all we do,
Since the kudos can be shallow
And so fickle or not true.
Since one day you can be praised
But slandered the very next,
And irrespective of your motives
There will always be a test.
When we focus on God’s kudos
We can be steadfast and so true,
That our reward is solid like a rock
When we trust Him in all we do.
Kudos are very temporary
In this fallen and sin stricken land,
And the fame with its achievements
More temptations will demand.
Our acceptance and our identity
Shall come from the Lord,
As He has fruitful plans for us
With many blessings stored.
When our good works flow from salvation
We come to really understand,
That it’s all about Jesus Christ
And His divine and heavenly plan.
Although there’s much goodness and kindness
With caring works performed,
Do we give ourselves the credit
Or glorify God whom we should adore?
When God is in our picture
And we receive many compliments,
All kudos go to His majesty
Since His ways are always best.
(C) P.B. 2020
“Thus says God the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it…I am the Lord, that is my name, and My glory I will not give to another.” Isaiah 42:5-8
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” Romans 10:15
“All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers and its flower falls away, but the word of the Lord endures forever.” 1 Peter 1:24-25