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Be thankful unto him and bless his name
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Often times we hear the expression “God Bless America or God Bless You” and that’s good but it’s time for America and us as a nation to bless God.  We just celebrated the holiday of Thanksgiving, which is a time of great feasting, sharing, and family time.  If America would bless God and give him due honor, recognition and praise God would in turn bless America.  God would then be obligated to bless America according to Galatians 6:7, which says be not deceived: God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. The bottom line is we teach our children to be moral and do what’s right and you’ll have good success.  We as a people want the blessings of God but we don’t want to do what God say do nor do we want to take time to bless him or honor him.  The moral of what I just said is every day ought to be a day of thanksgiving and blessing the Lord and he will bless us back.

I Chronicles 16:34 teaches us and admonishes us to give thanks to the Lord. Why should we give thanks to the Lord? Well that same scripture reminds us that he is good and his mercy endureth forever.  During this holiday season many chose to reflect on negative things rather than the positive.  The season in which we are now in is a time of reflection and time of gratefulness. If we were to take inventory of our life in reference to God’s goodness and be honest we would be amazed at how good God has been to us during the day, week, and month and throughout the year. I Thessalonians 5: 18 teaches us in everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Remember if you bless him he will bless you back.

The fact of the matter we owe God so much because he keeps blessing us over and over again.  The Lord is continually blessing us throughout any given day or moment.  All he ask in return is that we would make known his deed and tell of his goodness throughout the land.  Psalm 103:2 tells us to “ Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:” God ‘s blessings are upon us so much that we should thank him and bless him all through the day and continually.  We teach our children to say thanks, when we ourselves sometime don’t say thanks. Every day is a day of thanks giving so let’s be positive and be grateful and remember to take the time to thank God for all that he is and has done.  God is not like man he blesses us even when we are not deserving of his blessings. Psalm 68:19 provides us with reasons while we should be thankful and bless his name. It says” Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.”  Because of who he is the Lord is truly worthy to be honored, worshiped and praised.

Richard Williams Jr. is Pastor of Rhema Christian Fellowship Church and a member of the Liberty County United Ministerial Alliance.

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