During our sojourn through life, we often take everything for granted. The Creator of the universe is all but forgotten. There are those who even discount Him and believe we are here by chance and deserving of all that life has to offer. Others curse the God who made them for one reason or another. They can’t seem to grasp the enormity of it all. All too often we take God for granted as well.
Yet there are a few of us who even dare to love Him who made us and everything else; we can see, feel, hear or taste and seek His companionship.
When we stop to truly consider God’s bountiful blessings, we should love our heavenly father all the more. Consider life itself; what did we do to merit such a great experience as life? Light; sunlight; cool invigorating breezes; cool fresh water; warmth; feeling in your inward being; the feeling of touch; and endorphins to give us the feeling of exhilaration and intense pleasure between our ears. It seems He thought of everything.
Fruits and nuts of various kinds, coffee, tea and manmade drinks of infinite tastes and textures; Vegetables; grain for bread and cereal; meat; poultry; fish of different textures and flavor. His blessings are endless. I could go on and on – but I think you get the picture.
Here are just a few of the many promises He’s made us…. Promises that only He can keep and exposes in the bible. So, “Let us hold on tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.”
“I will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on me.”
“Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.”
“The Lord is our refuge – a very present help in times of trouble.”
“God is not a man, that He should lie, or a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? (Numbers 23:19).
Yes, “God is love;” but with the way things are going around the world, He probably couldn’t be more displeased with us. What with apostasy, hypocrisy, backsliding, backstabbing, contentious and stiff-necked people permeating human society, He has every right to be angry. All these things fall right in line with what the first book of Timothy says it will be like in the “last days.” The Bible also warns that in the final days a falling away from the church and its tenants will take place as well.
To make matters worse, we so-called civilized people spit in our loving God’s face concerning His gift of children who are made in His image and likeness. Thus, we kill God’s great gift while still in the womb and sell the parts! How utterly evil and ugly is that?
Even our teachers are setting our children on the path of self-destruction. Transgenderism and manmade philosophies rule the day. Amazingly, some of these teachers, professors and scholars still hold to Darwinism, a theory that has proven false time and again.
And so we go on our merry way hardly giving Him a second thought. We take all His blessings for granted. Many of us don’t even thank Him for our food.
Prayer is something we do when we have no alternative; and all too often it’s to beg for a non-essential. God knows what we have need of, and He will supply that need if we give Him first place in our lives – sometimes even supernaturally.
How often do we call out to God for direction? Instead, we have decided to go on our own way tenuously, and we do what we think is right. No wonder Jesus Christ had to die for our selfish sins. It was the only way for us to be forgiven and seek higher ground.
Paris France recently had a gay rights festival, and the street corners were painted with the stolen rainbow image to celebrate their perversion. Now the parliament has decided to let those signs stay on the corners of that city. (They will make a nice target for God’s wrath when He decides to act in his unbridled anger.) Surely, they will reap what they sow.
How long will God let people spit in his face and poke their fingers in his eye like they did at the crucifixion? Jesus pled for us once: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Today, the masses know what they are doing and have no idea of the severity of their actions. Surely God will give them their comeuppance – before they destroy society and bring us back into the dark ages and beyond – with the time of great tribulation…and soon.
Now, we may ask how God can bring such destruction upon the world; but mankind – by ungrateful behavior – has set the wheels in motion for the catastrophic events that will take place in the very near future.
The book I just finished reading, “The Signature of God,” by Grant Jeffrey is full of good information concerning the infallible word of God.
Please pray for the Scott Matthews family here in Naples. He will be undergoing Neurosurgery on the disks in the neck portion of his spinal column in the coming days, and his wife Ashley is terminally ill with cancer. They have two small children. Both parents are in their thirties.
A group of us Christians on Facebook have been praying for the safe extraction of the boys trapped in the cave in Thailand since I first heard about it and put out the call. Thankfully, they have all now been rescued.
Continue to view FBCN Sunday services at 9:30 EST – livestreaming on the internet with senior pastor Dr. Hayes Wicker; and if you enjoy his sermon, drop him a line of encouragement.