Thursday, January 14, 2010


Have you ever noticed that celebrities that endorse products only associate their name with products that are considered pretty awesome! How insane would it be for someone like Charles Barkley to sign a million-dollar contract with "ugly-shoes-don't-fit-R-us" instead of "Reebok"?

Like celebrities, we want our name associated with the best. God is also concerned about how His name is used...(Leviticus 19:12) "Do not use my name to swear a falsehood and so profane the name of your God. I am Lord."

God is a holy God. He is perfectly pure, good and righteous! Because He is holy, He does not want His name to be associated with anything evil or false or careless. Too many times I think people are careless with how they use the name of the Lord. His name is to be honored and praised!

Today on THANKFUL THURSDAY, I am giving gratitude to my Lord for being a Holy God, One Who deserves and expects my respect.

What are you grateful for today? Link up with us over at LYNN'S today for TT!


Denise said...

Bless you as you praise God.

Pia said...

i agree with you, laurie. i hear people use the name of the Lord in vain. His name should be lifted up and honored. not use it like curse words people utter too often.

God bless.

Melanie said...


Happy Thankful Thursday, Laurie!

Rocks said...

"His name is to be honored and praised!"

Amen to that! and because He is HOLY we are also expected to live a HOLY and pleasing life.. :)

jo.attalife said...

Too true on all counts! How awesome is our God, and it is testimony to His greatness that even as He deserves to be revered, He has grace towards all who casually profane His name.
Thanks for your post, it's a real blessing.
I pray for you, that you may continue to know and feel and experience that "underneath are the everlasting arms" (Deut. 33:27).
God bless you richly.
Sharing mine with you.

Debbie said...

Great thoughts as always Laurie. AMEN to it all. Have a great day. Blessings, Debbie

Debbie said...

I hate to hear people use the Lord's name in vain and think nothing of it. I shudder every time. God is holy and I'm thankful for that.


grace said...

Praise God!

Lynn said...


Whoa.... we were both visiting with the Holy Spirit when we wrote our posts and I am wowed that you didn't know what I was writing about.

There is a neat thing about being part of the same family. Having the same spirit. We experienced a touch of what it will be like in heaven as we have all one mind and heart in one accord. How cool is that.

Love you girl. Have a great week and I will see you again next Thursday. Hugs, Lynn

shopannies said...

Is it not great that at times when we dont deserve to be loved that he does