Thanks be to God

He was known as a man who manifested a passion for the supremacy of God throughout his career. During his last meeting with his executive team, he led the team in a prayer of praise and thanksgiving, exalting God’s name. For a brief moment he tore back the curtain hiding God’s Kingdom, to show his leadership team that God had been revealing himself in every failure, success, struggle and joy.

  1. God is Great – Their accomplishments were just tiny a reflection of the greatness of God’s creation.
  2. God is Powerful – All power belongs to God, and God is powerful enough to move his greatness to accomplish whatever he wills. They didn’t have to fear the future.
  3. God is Glorious – God is the source and essence of all the beauty that they  created.
  4. God is Victorious – Their current success was but a foretaste of God’s victorious triumph over all that is evil in the world.
  5. God is Eternal – Although companies come and go, God is unchanging and endures forever.
  6. God Owns All Things – God who possesses everything, freely entrusted to them the raw material, business processes, people and technology that they relied on.
  7. God is King – God is exalted over all things. God is supreme over every aspect of the business, their competitors and their customers.
  8. God is the source of riches and honor – Their wealth, socio-political status, physical situation and spiritual standing didn’t come from shrewd business deals, good decisions, good timing or hard work. Every success, every penny they earned, and every penny they gave away came from the bountiful goodness of a promise-keeping God.
  9. God is Wise – God provided the wisdom to the people, who developed the business processes and technology which made them successful.
  10. God is the source of Strength – God’s invisible hand was the source of strength behind all their greatness and success.
  11. God is merciful – Even though they didn’t deserve to be helped, God had granted them success.
  12. God is joy – Joy can only be experienced when our desire is focused on God, not on ourselves or our accomplishments.

As you look at what you have accomplished – how would you describe God, whose invisible hand is on your life?

Then David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly:

“O Lord, the God of our ancestor Israel, may you be praised forever and ever! Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.

“O our God, we thank you and praise your glorious name! But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you? Everything we have has come from you, and we give you only what you first gave us! We are here for only a moment, visitors and strangers in the land as our ancestors were before us. Our days on earth are like a passing shadow, gone so soon without a trace. (1 Chr 29:10-15 NLT).

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