Praise Be To God

Are you blessed by God? Do you have confidence that He is always with you? Do you praise God for the blessings He has graciously blessed you with? Are you fully committed to God? He is waiting patiently for you.

We have been blessed richly by God. The real question is whether we recognize all the blessings or do we chalk it all up to our own hard work? We often leave God out of the equation. We quickly forget that He made everything.

We might acknowledge that God created everything, but we don’t fully understand what it means. Think about it. He created everything. That includes Him writing your DNA. What does that mean? It means He made you exactly who you are. He gave you your entire chemical makeup. You are His design.

It also means that He created all that we see. Yes, all of it. I know, you are going to argue that He didn’t create the computer or smartphone you are reading this post on. Perhaps it was a miraculous creation by His hands, but He created the person who designed it, the materials it is made of, and provided everything that went into it.

We recently saw the alignment of Saturn and Jupiter, which many were calling the Bethlehem star. God put those planets in motion and set the timing for them to align. Perhaps He did so to remind during a challenging year that He is still in control.

God provides His instruction through a wide variety of sources. He uses the planets and star. He uses other people. He even uses today’s technology to spread His word to more people than ever before.

Think about it. With many churches closing the doors of their buildings and going online, God’s word was being broadcast into more homes in 2020 than ever before. Perhaps, even more than all of history combined prior to 2020. That means there are likely people in some of those homes who were hearing a sermon for the very first time, because they had previously refused to enter a church building. Praise God for that!

I pray we all stop to think about the amazing creation God has created. I pray we praise Him for His blessings. I pray each one of us will stand firm on God’s promises. Praise God. Live in His promises. Listen for His counsel. Keep your eyes on God.

Psalm 16:5-8

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;

you make my lot secure.

The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

surely I have a delightful inheritance.

I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;

even at night my heart instructs me.

I keep my eyes always on the Lord.

With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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