Ps. 95:2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving; Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
THE COMPLAINING & NEGATIVE
Newspapers and just human nature, we usually steer towards the negative of the situation rather than being a person of thanksgiving and praise.
The children of Israel did this well
Complaining when they came to the Red Sea: They were being led by a pillar of fire at night, and a cloud by day,
hummmm, think God was with them?
Red Sea – Ex. 14:11, Then they said to Moses, “Because there were no
graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why
have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? God delivers them on dry ground and the Sea comes back and drowns the entire Egyptian Army.
Bitter water – made sweet at Marah & Bread from heaven
Ex. 16:3, And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
Thirst – water comes from the rock
If we took just our morning today, would our conversation be more complaining or thankfulness?
WE ARE A VERY BLESSED PEOPLE
Even though our unemployment is high, compared to the rest of the world we are so blessed!
Bangladesh – 13 cents and hour
China – .44 cents
Costa Rica – 2.38
Dominican – 1.62
El Salvador – 1.38
Haiti – .62 cents
Honduras – 1.31
Indonesia – .34 cents
Nicaragua – .76 cents
Vietnam – .26 cents
Some would say, “You have no idea how bad it is”
“Be thankful for what you have and you can be trusted to appreciate more”
1. You have JESUS AND ETERNITY
2. You have the WORD OF GOD
3. You have BREATH
4. You have FREEDOM
5. You have LOVE
6. You have A LOVING CHURCH
7. You have FAMILY
8. You have A PLACE TO LAY YOUR HEAD
9. You have CLOTHES ON YOUR BACK
10. The list is massive
Take a moment and write down 10 things you are thankful for in your life.
Write 10 things you will prophetically thank our Daddy for (calling those things which are not as though they already are).
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Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy