TESTIFY: What should one do when (s)he has won the lottery; achieved corporate stardom; accomplished the un-doable; fulfilled prophecy; married the girl of his dreams; or won the 1st Congressional Special Election in SC?
For starters…we should give credit where credit is due. We should be thanking The Lord God, Jesus Christ… for being the Great Leader, Teacher, and Motivator; for giving us all the “opportunities, joy, and happiness of this life…and the next… Eternal Life.
We must be a “witness” to Our Lord. PSALM 66:16 – Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will tell what he has done for my soul. PSALM 107:1-2 – Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble.
It makes no difference where we find our successes, our scars, our wounds, our gains, or loses. Be it…career, pleasure, sports, social, school, family life…or spiritual, and even …solitude…it’s all the same, when it comes to “thanksgiving.” God is there… for He… either made it happen… or, He ….allowed it to happen.
We FIRST thank the Maker, the Creator, the Image-Maker, the “I am”….then, the rest…well, they can fall into line wherever they earned it. We find in… 1 Thessalonians 5:18-19 – Pray without ceasing. Give thanks in every circumstance, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not extinguish the Spirit…