Posted by: heisourstrongtower | March 20, 2012

Thank You God!

Deuteronomy 30:3-“Then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion upon you and will gather you again from all the nations where He has scattered you.”

I went to the store the other day and I was looking for some cologne for my son.  I found the scent that he asked for and showed it to the sales clerk.  She got very excited for me because this particular brand came with a gift and ordinarily this would make me want to jump up and down with joy too.  But, I had a slight problem with this gift with purchase…it included a razor, aftershave and shaving cream, my son has a beard and a mustache…he does not use any of these items.  I asked if they could substitute for the body wash, shampoo and deodorant and they told me no…this was a package deal.  It was all or nothing.  I decided that I could live with this package deal and went ahead with the purchase.  There are other package deals that I have found I needed to walk away from, even though part of the package was just what I needed.

I had to walk away from a group that I was a part of on face book a short time ago.  The problem was not within the group…the problem was coming from outside forces and unfortunately for me this was a package deal too.  Sometimes the gift really isn’t a gift that you can live with and you just can’t justify the purchase anymore.  I want to make something very clear here…just because it didn’t work for me does not mean that it is wrong for someone else.  Each one of us has to decide through the filter of the Holy Spirit the package deals that are good for us as opposed to the ones that don’t work for us.   This decision is between you and your Father, God!

Good things have come from this situation though, we all know that God can take a messy situation and bring something good to us from it and He did this for me.  God restored this group to me AND He gave me an even bigger bonus, since I walked in obedience to His will for my life.  He not only restored me to my original group…He gifted me with another group of women to share the story of His amazing love.

God has a package deal for you to; He wants to gift you with bonuses for walking in obedience to Him.  You need to walk away when He tells you to walk away, You need to let go of what He has told you to let go and most importantly you have to fulfill the destiny that He has chosen just for you.  He paid the price and He is the gift that you receive for what He purchased on the cross.  Now that’s a gift with a purchase no one should pass up!!

For all You have given, Thank You God.

For all You have withheld, Thank You God. 

For all You have withdrawn, Thank You God. 

For all You have permitted, Thank You God. 

For all You have prevented, Thank You God. 

For all You have forgiven me, Thank You God. 

For all You have prepared for me, Thank You God. 

For the price that You paid for my sins, Thank You God 

For the place you are keeping for me in heaven, Thank You God. 

For having created me to love You for eternity, Thank You God. 

In Jesus name I pray, Amen


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