Here's something to talk about: I'm not sure where I land on this. People who accept awards, no matter what the award is for, always "thank God, first and foremost" Sometimes, it's common knowledge that the person doesn't even acknowledge God by the way they live. Sometimes I wonder if people feel like they need to thank God because it's the right thing to do. Then I feel weird about the people who didn't win the award: nominated or not even nominated: as if God didn't want them to "win" (Which is ridiculous to assume). This is especially weird to me in two areas. Ministry Awards and Sports.
The Dove Awards have a category for Best Worship Leader. I just think that's strange. While it's an honor to receive any award or nomination, I feel like it takes away from the other hard working, God pursuing people whose work is just as pleasing to God (quite possibly: only He knows)
Then sports. I'm a Pittsburgh Steeler fan. I know it's just a game: but man, when we're playing against the Bengals for example, and they score a touchdown, I throw things at the television (pillows, soft things) and when I see a Bengal player point up to Heaven or kneel in the endzone, I always think, "God's not a Bengals fan!" (I know he's not a Steeler fan or any other fan either) But I just wonder if we give credit to God for some wrong things. Sure He gives us life and breath and a mind that can learn how to throw and catch a football...maybe it's innocent. I always point to the sky at the end of a show if people cheer for me. I direct them to God. He deserves the praise.
anyhow: discuss ;)