Being Thankful for All His BlessingsLet this be your motto: I will bless the Lord at all times.
Publish date: 02/12/2017
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.