Tim Tebow is having criticism for giving God credit through Jesus every time a good thing happens in a game. One of the commentators is complaining because he is tired of hearing the name of Jesus. Another football Christian suggests that bringing credit to Jesus may be overstating things or building walls with some. I do not think you can say the name of Jesus too much. Everytime His name is mentioned something is different in the spirit. That is why Satan in Hollywood loves to take the name of the Lord in vain and the name bothers so many to hear it repeated. There is power in the Name, the name that there is none like. Jesus the Son of God.
Giving God glory is part of a process and when it happens others are claimed for Christ because the sound of His name will bring those that are chosen to come to Him. What non- believers do not understand that there is power in the name and there is release in the spirit when He gets the glory. Our purpose is to glorify God and the point of our creation was to accomplish that. As we do that the heart of God is satisfied. and He loves everyone and the mention of His name is an opportunity to bring more to Him.
Complete exchange that our salvation is a glorifying moment for God. Truth is a very good deal for us. The purpose of our existence is in the accomplishment of giving glory to God that makes others come to know Him. That is a result of our love for God. It is all about His love for us.
This is a most intentional time that we have in the United States to give thanks. For those of you that do not know Whom we give thanks to, let me share the truth that there is one true God. He sent His son Jesus to earth to be human, die on a cross so we could be freed from the slavery of sin. You could say we become slaves to Christ. I would suggest you read my other blog on what it means in the Bible days to be a slave.
This week a lot of people will spend a lot of time and money gathering food and people to one place to become a thanksgiving celebration. For many the celebrating with family is painful and a lot of alcohol is mixed with the food and an incredibly difficult time is had by all.
To me the attitude of gratitude is the goal this week. Really this is practice to learn to live a life filled with gratitude. It is only in this place that the peace of the living God can move in our lives. He can teach us how to be grateful. The very first way is to recognize we need a savior. For those of you that don’t need one you may want to check out some of the modern books about hell. Consider, the most recent one about a little boy that visited heaven and met his sister that he did not know existed . She was a miscarriage and when the boy told his parents they were amazed because this child had never been told by them about her. There is heaven, there may be hell. For some of you it is faith to believe, but you have been given enough faith by God to believe, so tap into it.
I am most gratefiul, thankful and appreciative for a true relationship, friendship, and dynamic experiential time with Jesus. The Bible talks about us seeing Jesus and personal time with Him, as well as having the opportunity to hear from the Holy Spirit anytime we have a question.
The next richest thing I have to be grateful for is the friends I have. I am blessed beyond measure because my adopted family of God has some of the richest relationships on the planet. I am also blessed to have friendship amongst my immediate family. Those take work and investment of time, all of them, but I believe God created us to be in relationship with Him and through our relationships with others is how He heals our brokenness.
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