Overdue Appreciation

Friday, December 1st, 2017
Stand up and praise the LORD your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.”
Nehemiah 9:5-6

Our Father has created your very life and then gives over and above to fill your life with all you need. May we never give Him one second of grief by ever thinking that He gave us life so that he could have attention or use people to wait on Him or get praise from people for prideful or selfish reasons. Satan will whisper that God is using you and that you are being taken advantage of or not getting your fair share in life. That sinful attitude will never enter the gates of heaven. But the opposite is true: YOU have been taking advantage of GOD, of Christ, of God’s Spirit and His Kingdom and His Church. You are the one using God. In fact, we have all not only used God, but we’ve used Him while giving our true love and passion to other gods on this earth! No more. Fill your heart and mind today with long-overdue appreciation for our loving Father, and fill your thoughts with praise for our God who continues to provide everything we need for life and godliness, peace and joy!