Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thank God

His love is never going to stop.

Psalms 100:1  Shout with joy to the LORD, all the earth! 2 Worship the LORD with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. 3 Acknowledge that the LORD is God! He made us, and we are his. We are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. 5 For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

We are the wealthiest Christ followers that there has ever been in history and yet many of us yearn for more. We have it so good, don't kid yourself into thinking that you don't:

How much money is in your bank account? 80% of the people that share this planet with you exist on less than ten dollars a day.

How many cars does your family have? 93% of the world's population does not have a car.

We have a great God (verse 5) and he has blessed us tremendously but sometimes I think that we think that he isn't so great when we aren't as prosperous as we would like to be. Don't make the mistake that his greatness is defined by how easy your life is, his greatness has nothing to do with how well off I am, even when things don't seem so good to me he is still great and I shouldn't forget it.

Some of his greatness shows in his decision to make us his chosen people (verse 3), we didn't do a thing to get a relationship with him, and we are his only because he reached out to us.

His greatness shows forth in his everlasting love and faithfulness (verse 5), no matter who I turn out to be or what I do, he couldn't love me any less. His love and faithfulness are not dependent on anything that I do.

Thank you Lord for your great love and care for us, we should come to you in praise (verse 2,4) constantly, help us to remember how much we have been blessed and to always be thankful.