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Abiding Above - January 22, 2015

 

Thanksliving-Part 2

January 22, 2015

 

My friend, to be so accustomed to the blessings of God that we forget, or choose not to thank Him, should be foreign to the true child of God. We should say often, “Thank you Lord!  Thank you Lord!” Not to live a Thanksliving life is not to worship God. 

Part of living a Thanksliving life to God is thanking Him and praising Him for what He’s done, what He’s doing, and what He will do. It is worship, and not to worship God immediately is to worship self. Not to worship God, not to be thankful, not to walk in a thanksliving life is to worship self. And not only that, we try to get other people to worship us. You see, we don’t realize we do this but if we are not worshipping God we are worshipping ourselves. We have an inordinate desire for other people to worship us. What does that remind you of? Lucifer in heaven, who said, “I will ascend to be like the most High God.”  He wanted to be worshipped. How did he tempt Eve? He said to Eve, “Eat this and you will be like God.” Being that you will be worshipped. Look at our society in which we live, the American Idol, whether it is in Christian music or secular music, you will see a thread of creature worship in these last days. We are moving toward apostasy, which comes from not thanking God and worshipping God. You see to know God and not to thank God is to be ungrateful.

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