As we prepare to celebrate the holiday of thankfulness, I have been reflecting on the countless blessings in my life.
Why do we receive blessings?
What should our response be to the good things from God?
Should we hold on to our blessings?
I have been reading a great book by David Platt, "Radical". It has caused me to pause and examine my heart.
Here's one of many great excerpts from "Radical."
"In the beginning of earthly history, God's purpose was to bless his people so that all peoples would glorify him for his salvation. Now, at the end, (he had just quoted Revelation) God's purpose is fulfilled. Individuals from every nation, tribe, people and language are bowing down around the throne of God and singing praises to the one who has blessed them with salvation. This is the final, ultimate, all-consuming, glorious, guaranteed, overwhelmingly global purpose of God in Scripture. It is the great why of God.
God blesses his people with extravagant grace so they might extend his extravagant glory to all peoples on the earth. This basic, fundamental truth permeates Scripture from beginning to end. Yet I wonder if we unknowingly ignore the great why of God."
I have been motivated to get in His word because I know that,
"All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness," 2 Timothy 3:16
Remembering to be thankful for God's blessings in order that I may become more like Him and ultimately use His blessings to glorify Him.