Being Thankful for All His Blessings
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: 12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end; 17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. Deuteronomy 8:11-18 KJV
Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; 48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. Deuteronomy 28:47-48 KJV
1. Never forget that God – not man – is your source.
a. Many people look at their job, or salary, as their source of supply.
b. We need to depend more on God than anything or anyone in our life.
c. Because we depend on God alone, does not mean that we should quit our job.
d. Trusting God is not laziness.
e. Faith works – and believes and trusts.
f. 2 Thessalonians 3:11-12 KJV - “For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.”
2. Acting on His Word.
a. In order to live in God’s provision every day, you need to be a doer of God’s Word.
b. Hearing the Word is not enough, you must put your faith into action.
c. James 1:22-25 KJV - “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.”
d. Luke 9:12-17 KJV - “And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place. 13 But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all this people. 14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down by fifties in a company. 15 And they did so, and made them all sit down. 16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.”
3. Don’t lose your joy.
a. Sometimes adverse circumstances can cause you to lose your excitement of living for Jesus.
b. When that happens, you may stop giving thanks or being thankful.
c. Stay expectant. Expect Him to move on your behalf every day.
d. Expect His blessings and favor to be on your life.
e. Trust Him for the smallest things in your life.
4. Be thankful.
a. Have a heart that is thankful for all He has done for you.
b. Think back on your past victories.
c. Be thankful for your salvation.
d. Be thankful for your family; spouse; children; health.
e. Thank Him for where He’s brought you from.
5. Testify of His goodness and His faithfulness.
a. Revelation 12:11 KJV - “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.”
b. Your testimony gives thanks to the Lord.
c. Your testimony gives glory to God.
d. Let this be your motto: I will bless the Lord at all times.
Seven Things You Can Do to Walk in the Blessings of God
If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. Job 36:11 KJV
If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity and their years in pleasantness and joy. Job 36:11 AMP
Ten lepers were healed, but only one, a Samaritan, came back to thank Jesus.
He worshipped and gave glory to God.
Because he expressed his gratitude, he was not just healed, he was made whole.
Many people get blessings from God, but are not grateful.
If we say we love Him, then we should always gratefully recognize His blessings.
Psalm 119:11 KJV – “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
Psalm 119:105 KJV – “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Psalm 138:2 KJV – “I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.”
The Blessings of Abraham
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14 KJV
And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:29 KJV
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: 2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God. 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increa