Is God Worthy or Just Handy?
There will probably always be someone with the attitude of “Hello, Lord, my name’s Jimmy and I’ll take all you gimme.” Perhaps we should stop occasionally and ask ourselves, “Do my life and words show that I view God Almighty as One Who is worthy or do I view Him as One Who is just a great resource?” There are no lines in the age to come where people stand patiently for God to hand out “blessings,” for the sole occupation of EVERYONE in that age is BLESSING GOD. Consider Revelation 19 “I heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting: Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God” (v.1). “And they cried: Amen, Hallelujah!” (v.4). “Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!” (v. 6-7) So, it is not that I shall be silent in my waiting for God to “bless” ME but it is that I shall raise my voice, my hands, my instrument to proclaim blessing to HIM who has chosen me!