Blasphemous or Righteous – That is the Question!

The blessing of being able to pray to the Creator of the universe is unmatched.  We pray to acknowledge God and not ourselves.  Although most of our lives are lived in a selfish mode, prayer is a time to “amp up” the selflessness.  It’s really not about us.  It’s about God.  Approaching God in prayer is a holy time.

That said, God knows us better than we know ourselves.  God is not surprised by our actions, our thoughts, or even our prayers.  He knows our hearts.  Doesn’t he expect us to be real?  genuine?  transparent?  Is there ever a time where our hearts, minds, and actions diminish the holiness of God?

Pastor Joe Nelms was asked to pray at a recent NASCAR event.  Follow this link , watch the Youtube video, and let me know what you think.


2 Responses to “Blasphemous or Righteous – That is the Question!”

  1. At first I was smiling because I could see that the racers were all smiling and seemed really confused! Everything that surround him, he was thankful for and he said so outloud. Then I read the comments below and I felt like a bad person for thinking his prayer was ok. Is there a right and wrong way to pray?

    • That, my friend, is the question. God’s holiness versus our transparency. I read some of the comments as well. However, there must be a middle ground, right? In other words, we must recognize God (and the holiness of being able to approach Him), while at the same time being real. After all, He knows our hearts. Hmmmmm.

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