Q & A: What does Reverend Deal say this week?
‘Too many people are not thankful anymore’
Gratitude is a qualification one must be willing to perform to be considered a follower of Jesus. Too many people are not thankful anymore. In many ways Scripture urges us to thank God. Expressing gratitude should be of a continual interest. No matter how long you have known Him, you will always have a fresh jar of oil, or a reason to thank Him. Psalm 136:1-3 shows us three titles for God that are each a reason for gratitude. The first title “the Lord” signifies His awesome, sovereign name, Yahweh. The second title “God of gods” highlights His supremacy. God is dominate over all other gods. We can’t accept any substitutes. And the third title “Lord of lords” points to God’s divine authority and His rightful rule in our lives. Please read the entire chapter when possible..
We serve an awesome, supreme, and an authoritative God who rules over us with love and mercy. What a God we serve. Yet, we still find it difficult to thank Him in all that we do. It appears that we need a school in gratitude with Jesus as the instructor. We claim to be enrolled in Jesus’ school of thankfulness. Unfortunately, many are flunking out.
Stop whatever you are doing and say,” Thank You, God, for everything that you do”.
Reverend David Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rev. Deal can be reached at the Westside Gazette, 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311, or by email at David.email@example.com