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Thankfulness

By Pastor Ronald Vote
Wallace Bible Fellowship


What has gone wrong with mankind? Why are we experiencing all the earthquakes, hurricanes, droughts, flooding, and fires and whatever other disaster that may come our way?
Romans 1:18 “For God’s wrath and indignation are revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who in their wickedness repress and hinder the truth and make it inoperative.” Verse 25, “Because they exchanged the truth of God for a lie (evolution) and worshiped and served the creature rather than the creator who is blessed forever!”
Perhaps the consequences, some of which are listed above, are the result of not being grateful for the everyday blessings such as God’s sunshine, God’s rain, and most of all God’s blessings. Malachi 2:2, “If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings; yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.”
God has a warning: If we want to live without God, we will not enjoy His promised benefits. Is it time for you to dust off the Bible, confess your selfishness, and pride and trust in Christ (from your heart) to truly save you?
James 4:7-8, Amplified Bible, “So be subject to God. Stand firm against the devil; resist him and he will flee from you. Come close to God and He will come close to you. (Recognize that you are) sinners, get your soiled hands clean; (realize that you have been disloyal) wavering individuals with divided interests, and purify your hearts (of your spiritual adultery).
How can you be right with God? How can you be sure you receive God’s blessings?
John 1:12, Amplified Bible, “But to as many as did receive and welcome Him, He gave the authority (power, privilege, right) to become the children of God, that is, to those who believe in–adhere to, trust in and rely on–His name.