Tuesday, August 21, 2012
You know the one thing that just really, really, REALLY upsets God? Unthankfulness.
Study the history of Israel, and the times God really got irate with them: it was due to their being unthankful, complaining about what they didn't have. When they turned to idols, and false gods, it was a slap in the face of their True God, because He had delivered them, He had healed them, He had protected them, He had blessed them, yet it was never enough for Israel:
"We got delivered from Egypt, just to die out here in the wilderness..."
"I wish we had garlic and onions like we USED to have in Egypt..."
"All we ever get is manna; why can't we ever eat meat?"
"We want a king like all these other nations have."
Take a look at your life today, and check out whether you're guilty of whining and complaining about what you DON'T have. Trust me: we've all got plenty to moan about: aches, pains, financial struggles, car troubles, and on and on the list could go.
But what truly delights the heart of God is when you look to Heaven and say, "I've got You, Lord, and that's what matters most."
It's a long way from November 22, I know; but should we really wait to express our thanksgiving?