“Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.”(I Chronicles 29:12 NIV)
If we think about where everything we have comes from, we have to realize it all comes from Him! He is the Creator of all things and without Him, nothing was created.
The jobs or careers we have or had–inspired ideas given to those willing to hear and do.
From the jobs or careers we have opportunity to make money. With the money we make we have opportunity to amass things or wealth. From the wealth we attain we have opportunity to help others. By helping others, we help ourselves to become who He wants us to be. Our help indeed comes from the Lord, streaming to and through us to assist others.
Without Him, we have nothing and are able to do nothing for self or others. Without Him and His guidance, we wander through life, lost and confused.
With Him, we have direction and access to sound counsel–leading to our ability to do great things and all to His glory.
All of the greatness we think we have attained is through Him. All of the power and strength we have to do what needs to be done, comes through Him.
If we really think about what we can do–in our own abilities, without Him, we’d understand that we are nothing and can do nothing great–without Him.
It is to You, O Lord, we give the glory! It is to You O Lord we give the praise. For You have so much for us and we will bless Your Holy Name! There is no one like You! No one who cares about us the way You do! None who loves us like You do! None who can lead us into greatness like You can! None who can speak to our hearts and lead us to those who need assistance like You! There is none who is willing to sacrifice self like You did so we might abundant life! O God–all thanks and praise are Yours alone!
We thank You for loving us, leading and guiding us, forgiving us, and restoring us–creating the path for wealth and honor like only You can and providing us with wisdom to do all things well, to Your glory!
When we really think about all we have–we have to know–it all comes from Him!