How many of us know that our blessings come from God? Someone may give you something and you might say, thank you, this is really a blessing for me. You do not know how badly I needed this right now. It may be a word from God, it may be some money, it may be some food, etc. But where did the blessing come from? Who do you give thanks to for the blessing you received?
Yes, of course we thank the person who delivered it. But that is just it, they are the delivery person. They are not the blessing giver. Just like, the delivery guy brings your pizza, but he doesn't own the company, and he may have not even had a hand in making the pizza, but he was chosen to deliver that particular pizza.
The same with God. He can send messengers in all shapes and sizes, in all sorts of different personalities, in any kind of vessel, but the blessing still comes from Him. Sometimes we tend to give to much credit to the delivery person. Where do you think they got the blessing to give to you? That's right, from GOD.
This message was prompted by a pop up ad that came up while I was checking my emails. There was a woman holding a check and she was saying "Google blessed me with a job". It may me stop and wonder, do we know and acknowledge from where our blessings flow?
Like when you give to different missions, or to send a youth to camp, the Lord enabled you to do so. He gave you the means to get the money to give to support whatever cause. Yes, you will be blessed for blessing others. We bless others with our abundance of overflow, but the blessings come from God.
Be thankful in all things, but in all things give praise and thanksgiving to your LORD. AMEN. Because all things that are good are from the LORD.
PS 100 .....Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him, and bless His name. For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations......
We are not self made. There is no such thing as a self made millionaire. God gives and He takes away. We don't like that second part but, He knows when to withdraw from us, that which will cause us to stumble and fall.
I onced worked for a man, who proclaimed to be a self made millionaire. He went from writing hot checks to buy groceries to feed his kids to having his own multi million dollar company. He also turned away from God and started living like the world, and getting caught up in wordly things. It wasn't long he lost everything. God will not give us more than we can handle. That verse goes for our worldly goods as well. If we are not using the little we have wisely to grow His kingdom, why would He give us more?
Remember everything belongs to GOD. AMEN!
RTB...1 Chron. 13-15