Monday, March 31, 2014 12:59 AM

March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014 12:59 AM
Monday, March 31, 2014 12:59 AM

Deuteronomy 8:11-18

Have you worked hard for the life you lead? Getting to the office every day and working some late nights? Or hours spent cleaning, cooking and shopping to take care of the family you love? You have a comfortable house, well behaved children, a fresh meal on the table each night, and warm, fashionable clothes to wear. Have you gotten these things for yourself? Or has someone given all of it- all of it- to you?

Being in this world, (but not of this world), often times one’s focus on achieving the “American dream”… the vision of attaining possessions, status and clout. And more often than not, those who attain this worldly sense of accomplishment often fail to remember Who it is that has blessed them to be in the position that they are in.

We teach children that the proper response to someone if they give you something is to say “thank you”.  In view of that, the proper response that we should give God for His innumerable blessings is showing forth our appreciation to Him through thanksgiving (praise) and worship.

Psalm 116:12 asks the question “What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?” and Romans 12:1a answers that question by saying “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.” 

Heavenly Father.
I thank You sincerely for all of the ways that You have blessed me and I acknowledge that all of my blessings come from You.  Today I surrender all that I am to You, and pray that You help me to continually offer my life as an acceptable sacrifice in view of Your Son’s ultimate sacrifice for me.
I pray this prayer in Jesus’ name, Amen.           

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