“that every knee should bow
In heaven and on earth and under the earth,
And every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord/ to the glory of God the Father.”
Philippians 2:10-11 (NIV)
Can you imagine the scene? We will see all mankind bowing down, as a form of worship and respect, before God, our heavenly Father. For as far as we can see; people will pay homage to their Creator. Suddenly, we hear a groundswell of voices, speaking in unison. “Hallelujah, all praise belongs to You, El Shaddai.”
I have heard it said that we Christians get more excited over a game of football, baseball, or basketball than we do over Jesus. But, when this event comes, all people of the world will praise God.
In order to be able to praise Him then, we need to look for small things, already given to us, to thank God for. During 2013 I started writing down things to praise Him for. I got started in May. I managed to record 1,000gifts from God. In 2014, I started on New Year’s Day. As of December 30th, I recorded 1034 special gifts for which I praise God. I am truly blessed. If I were to print them out I would have 38.4 pages of “Thank You” statements to God. This is a good exercise for me. I sometimes forget that God is with me all the time.
My plan for this year, 2015, is to write those gifts in longhand in a daily planning journal.