In Psalm 98 below, it tells that God has done marvelous things. The question of course is, “What about me?” This is the season that we as Christians need to stop and take a look at ourselves, and “Count Those Blessings.”
I know our first thoughts might be, “What has He done for me?” For myself, He has blessed me to the point, I couldn’t count those blessings even if I wanted to count them. You see if I started to reminisce over them, I might see a point where I wasn’t blessed and start dwelling on the “Why?” God watches us, and God knows our ways. The verses below also tell us He will judge us, but that judgment will also be with equity.
Sometimes in what I do for the Lord, my heart isn’t always where it ought to be. I imagine that is true with you also. Consequently, I will not always be blessed because I did something for the Lord.
(Hebrews 10:22) Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
If we attempt to do anything without the Lord, we are not in “…full assurance of faith…” We are then doing what we want in the “faith” of ourselves so that we can accomplish what we want. We do this regardless of what God may have requested of us.
Is that where your heart has been this year? If you want to be closer to God, you must decide to follow Him, not yourself. Make that “…joyful noise unto the Lord…”
Only you can make the decision to follow Him. Only you can decide that Jesus will be your guide. Decide today, and start receiving the blessing God wants to give you.
Bro John R. E Chastain