“I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods and worshiped the works of their own hands”. Jeremiah 1:16
“I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods and worshiped the works of their own hands.” Jeremiah 1:16
I love to see good things happen to my brothers and sisters. It warms my heart when the benefits of their labor become evident. What I love more is to witness, just as they shared the good in their lives, they give glory to GOD.
Sadly, oftentimes I see people thank everything else for the blessings they receive, except for GOD. I know there are many contributors to the good fortunes we have; however, if it were not for the GRACE and MERCY of GOD, we would not have anything. We are reminded in Matthew 5:16, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” AMEN!
No matter how hard we worked, no matter how smart we are, no matter how many material things we possess, no matter how much money we have in our bank accounts, no matter what car we drive, no matter what real estate we own, if it were not for the GRACE and MERCY of GOD, we would not have any of it! And as children of GOD, we should bear witness whenever we have the opportunity to do so.
As I sat in my office on yesterday and watched my husband rearrange my degrees on the walls, I could not help but reflect on the many blessings I received throughout my life. There were times when I did not think I would accomplish what I have thus far, BUT GOD!! I can look at a picture and remember the pain behind the smile on my face. I can look at a degree and remember the sacrifices made during the process. I remember the rough times when I wanted to give up, but I did not. If it were not for HIS GRACE and MERCY, I would not have accomplished what I have, nor would I have it in me to keep on pushing forward. GOD was working on me then, and HE is working on me now. HE is not done with me yet, and I give HIM all the GLORY and PRAISE!!
We need to praise and worship our GOD only and bask in the HIS glory! To place anything above HIM, is spiritual adultery. “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he. Before me, no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me.” Isaiah 43:10. Let the redeemer say so! Yes LORD, thank you!
As the WORD reminds us, God is jealous. HE will not allow the worship of other gods. HIS judgement comes because of our unfaithfulness to Him. It is not enough to just know GOD; we must worship and praise HIM. To do anything else is unbecoming of the children of GOD.
I am so thankful to be in HIS presence! I am thankful that HE blesses me every day. I am thankful that HE is GOD, and GOD all by himself. And I shall worship HIM and HIM alone for the rest of my life. Come on and worship HIM with me! To GOD be the GLORY!
May God Bless you!
In his service,