A Gift for God

If I were hungry, I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it. Will I eat the meat of bulls, or drink the blood of goats? Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Pay your vows to the Most High. Call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me." Psalms 50:12'15 WEB.

God owns the entire universe, above, below, both seen and unseen. Some people think that the devil will own hell and rule there. Not so. The devil will be imprisoned there just like anyone else who rejects Jesus Christ. In fact, he was the primary reason it was built, and he will just be another inmate.

God owns the cattle on a thousand hills. The money in our pocket came from Him, as well as the shirt on our back. So what can we give God that He doesn't already have? Thanksgiving and praise from our hearts. A thankful heart goes a long, long way with the Lord.

So simple in theory, yet so difficult in practice. Stump your toe, or smack your thumb with a hammer, and see what tries to come out of you. "God, thank you for not letting me break it" would be a good response. Yet, sometimes I do something else.

Be thankful for what God has already given you. If you're reading this, then evidently, you are still breathing. So be grateful for that. Tell God, "Thank You for what you have already done for me!" Praise is right along those lines as well, "God, You are AWESOME! I could have never done that without You!" That is the gift that God doesn't have.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You today for all that You have blessed me with. You've been so good to me, and I appreciate it. Please draw me to You, teach me about You, make me steadfast today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

Read more at: www.refreshinghope.org