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What has God done for You?

What has God done for You?

The common answer to this question is; well nothing much.  But is that true?  Quote; “Every ray of sunshine, every morsel of food, or drop of water, is a gift of redeeming love, and pleads with the sinner to be reconciled to God.  The sun and the moon were made by Him; there is not a star that beautifies the heavens which He did not make. There is not an article of food upon our tables that He has not provided for our sustenance. The stamp and superscription of God is upon it all. Everything is included in and abundantly supplied to man, through the one unspeakable Gift, the only begotten Son of God. {SD 241}

In Mark chapter 5, we have what we call the “Demoniac,” that person or persons living in the tombs, who confronted Jesus as he stepped ashore, and sent the Disciples fleeing, and later, the pigs scampering to their deaths in the lake.  Then we get to the “Punch line,” that conclusion, as found in Mark 5:19-20 “Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.  And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all [men] did marvel.”  So how come we, who have so much, are so very silent on the subject of what God has done in and through me, so often it’s just deathly silence, as they may say, so where is our Gratitude?

Quote; “”It is required in [all] stewards, that a man be found faithful” (1 Corinthians 4:2). When we are faithful in making God known, our impulses will be under divine supervision, and we shall make steady growth, spiritually and intellectually. But when men enter into a confederacy to exalt men, and have little to say of God, they are weakness itself. God will leave those who do not recognize Him in every effort made to uplift humanity. It is Christ’s power alone that can restore broken-down human machinery. Everywhere and in every place let those around you see that you give God the glory. Let man be put in the shade, let God appear as the only hope of the human race. Every man must rivet his building to the eternal Rock, Christ Jesus; then it will stand amid storm and tempest.  God prepares the mind to recognize Him who alone can help the striving, struggling soul. He will educate all who stand under His banner to be faithful stewards of His grace. Man cannot show greater weakness than by thinking he will find more acceptance in the sight of men if he leaves God out of his assemblies. God must stand the highest. The wisdom of the greatest man is foolishness with Him.  God has given to man immortal principles, to which every human power must one day bow. We have truth that has been given us in trust. The precious beams of this light are not to be hid under a bushel, but are to give light to all that are in the house.” {UL 81}  For those who live in “Darkness,” oh so grossly deep is that very darkness, 1 Thessalonians 5:5 “Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”

But back to the Demoniac, and his commission, which is really ours as well today, Mark 5:19 “Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee.”  Psalms 103:10 “He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.”  God shows us compassion in every breath we take, every morsel of food we eat and in every drink of water we consume, and then we make mistakes, then he is tenderly compassionately calling us back as well, so who have you told today of the wonders God is performing daily in your life?  If you are silent, then why?  Matthew 28:19-20 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Hillsong published a song entitled “What the Lord has done in me,” so we sing this from time to time, but do we actually become like the healed and restored demoniac, telling what God has done in me, or does this mean that we are still trapped and enslaved living in the tombs of death?   Maybe we need to adopt this verse, Luke 15:18 “I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,” the demoniac came, confessed his sins and receive a brand new victorious life, so do you and I need to arise and go to our Heavenly Father’s House and eat some “Humble pie,” to confess our sins and to receive a newness of life, and tell all, “Look what God has done in me.”

Back to the Demoniac, well Jesus did sail away, but latter he returned, and the witness, the evidence of a change life, was proof evidence enough for the whole area to believe, and when Jesus and the Disciple returned, the area was ripe for Jesus to receive them.  Mark 5:20 “And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all [men] did marvel.”  So how well are you publishing what God has done in your life in the area of “Your Decapolis,” the area you live in, the people you interact with?  Do they see in your daily life something they want absolutely nothing to do with, or is your life and witness, the evidence of what God has done in your life, “I once was lost but now I’m found,” proof evidence that God is living in and through you?  So do you need to repent and to change??  Let us be a living daily witness of the “Power of God” in our daily lives, the evidence of what “What the Lord has done in me.”  Question; “How great is your ingratitude towards God?”

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