The great God of the universe created you and me. He had a purpose for doing it, do you know what that purpose was? It was to take care of the garden that He created and also to take care of the animals that He created and also to reflect His character, in other words to be like Him in character and life. What an awesome God to be like Him and take care of His creation. He wants us to express His thoughts to others and to reveal His glory in our lives. Can we do that? Others have and I know that we can if we so desire.
Psalms 100:1-5 "Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing, Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves. We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving. And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting. And His truth endures to all generations."
Psalms 119:89-91 "Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides. They continue this day according to Your ordinances."
Psalms 148:5,6 "Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded and they were created. He also established them forever and ever; He made a decree which shall not pass away."
It is God's power that we have all these things in nature that flourish for the happiness of man. That's why we should praise His name.
I am astounded by the little bit that we even say 'thank you' to those that do us favors, like meals, laundry and keeping the house tidy, or for the hard work that our husbands do to keep food on the table and clothes on our bodies and a roof over our heads. All this deserves a big 'thank you'. But how about the God of the universe providing us with the health to do all these things and sometimes when our health is gone, we realize how precious it was. How about thanking Him for our health, and for the strength to do the work that it takes to live, and all of what nature provides for our enjoyment. We have so much to be thankful for and most of us take it all for granted until it is gone. Let's not wait until all is gone to realize how good God is to us. Let us give Him thanks all the time and praise His name for His loving kindness towards us. That is the very least that we can do for His abundant love and care.
He created us to enjoy His bounties and to give thanks for them. So with grateful hearts, let's bow before Him in praise and thanksgiving that is due His wonderful name. We need to know Him for His wonderful works and for His love and care for us each day of our lives. I hope you are getting to know Him better each day as we study to have a knowledge of God. There is so much more to know about Him. Keep tuning in and we will learn more and have a deeper knowledge of Him. Grandma Joan