Getting Closer to God
Ezekiel 37:1-14 verse 5 ... Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”
Everyone wants credit where credit is due. When I was young it use to really irritate me when someone took credit for what I did. As I got older, I got over it - but not before I understood this truth. I cannot do anything that God doesn’t first empower me to do. In other words, God is the one who gets the credit - not I.
God wants you to praise Him for what He has done in your life. There is nothing selfish or rude about this. Think about it! When a child goes to a parent and tells them thank you for fixing their toy or helping them with their homework - they are praising them for their action in their life. (In fact, I think that children should be taught to be as grateful as possible about everything they have and do - this would seriously impact their entitlement mentality.)
God wants you to know that - HE DID IT! Why? So that you not go around and tell everyone, I DID IT. Taking credit for what God did in your life is the same as saying, “I am God!!” Now I don’t know many people who would deliberately say that, but none the less - we do it. Give God credit for what He has done in your life today. Then thank Him for it. Your life, your family, your job - whatever you hold dear and count as valuable in your life - remember God provided it.