Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thank God!

Thank you Lord for supplying for my every need.

Psalms 65:1-13 For the choir director: A song. A psalm of David. What mighty praise, O God, belongs to You in Zion. We will fulfill our vows to You, 2 for You answer our prayers. All of us must come to You. 3 Though we are overwhelmed by our sins, You forgive them all. 4 What joy for those You choose to bring near, those who live in Your holy courts. What festivities await us inside Your holy Temple.

5 You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our savior. You are the hope of everyone on earth, even those who sail on distant seas. 6 You formed the mountains by Your power and armed Yourself with mighty strength. 7 You quieted the raging oceans with their pounding waves and silenced the shouting of the nations. 8 Those who live at the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your wonders. From where the sun rises to where it sets, You inspire shouts of joy.

9 You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The river of God has plenty of water; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for You have ordered it so. 10 You drench the plowed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges. You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops. 11 You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance. 12 The grasslands of the wilderness become a lush pasture, and the hillsides blossom with joy. 13 The meadows are clothed with flocks of sheep, and the valleys are carpeted with grain. They all shout and sing for joy!

Thank God! I mean really do it. We say a lot of things that we don't really mean in our culture, our words are not used very accurately, it is "amazing" how much we use the word "amazing." We use the short sentence "thank God" a lot without much concern for really being sincere.

Thankfulness is the only proper response for all of our blessings, followers of Jesus should be the most thankful people on the planet, as children of the king we have been given everything for doing so little. The child of God has the assurance that all things work together for our good so how can we not be thankful for all things? (Romans 8:28)

Thank God For:

God's Grace - The Savior of Sinners

Praise God he has a people that are chosen to live eternally with him. God has given me the privilege of being a priest with direct access to him, he answers my prayer and forgives my sin without any interaction with anybody else. (1 Peter 2:9-10, Revelation 1:5-6)
Romans 5:2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God's glory.
God's grace proves him to be compassionate and generous to sinful rebellious beings, shielding us from his wrath, forgiving them, and giving on us his righteousness.

God's Government - The Ruler of All Nations

He is “El Shaddai” the Almighty God who rules all of creation, he is sovereign over every kingdom and government, and his sovereignty will never end. Things look out of control but God's rule and final authority will bring everything to a peaceful conclusion when the temporary ruler of this world is dethroned.

God chose a people to rule so that the nations around Israel would have a witness to the power and blessings of the rule of God over a nation. God's children were a light to the Gentile nations around them and now as followers of Jesus we are the light and the testimony to the goodness of God and his rule in our lives.

God's Goodness - The Provider Of All We Need

The Lord will provide, Jehovah Jireh, the creator of every good and perfect gift. God supplies everything that is needed for everything that he has created, he sustains everything but he gives special care to his own people.
Philippians 4:19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
In a land full of opportunity and such amazing resources it is easy to rely on ourselves, pride laziness and indifference. It is easy to make idols out of the blessings and worship the things instead of the giver of the gifts. We are easily tempted to forget, to take for granted, and to ignore God who takes care of our every need, especially our spiritual needs.

Thank you Lord for supplying for my every need. You gave me grace, love and mercy and you have gone way beyond that and blessed me beyond measure.
Giving Thanks In Everything (