February 16, 2014Publisher and also Chief Executive Officer KABS KANUSERMONS AND TEACHINGS FROM THE WORD0

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   Delivered by Rev.Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-Kanu

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Sunday October 16, 2005     We human beings have actually the tendency to grumble and also complain as well much. We are constantly complaining about somepoint , especially about the points we do not have actually or the poor points that are happening to us. When civilization listen to us, they think that nopoint excellent ever before happens to us and also that perpetually it is evil that we are faced with all our lives. We constantly think that the grass is always greener on the other side and also that we are not having actually a good deal from God Almighty..      But David in Psalm 145:16 extols God : “Thou openest thine hand also, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing” . God satisfies the desires of eincredibly living thing bereason He is great. Goodness is the effulgence of the incredibly nature of God . Infact, the Bible declares that “The earth is full of the goodness of the LORD” (Ps. 33:5). We have such a wonderful God whose goodness cannot be measured by anypoint, whether on earth, whether in Heaven, almost everywhere. He is so great that it is not feasible to measure the depth and level of his goodness. As such, why does man spfinish his time complaining entirety day ? Why is our perspective of life gloomy entirety day ? The factor is that we have not given the goodness of God a believed. The reason is that we have not given the goodness of God a shot. I love the hymn so a lot that goes choose this :      “When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed/Do not be discouraged reasoning all is lost/count your many blessings/ Name them one by one/ And it will surpincrease you what the Lord has actually done . Count your blessings, name them one by one/count your blessings, watch what The Lord has done./count your blessings/Name them one by one/And it will certainly surpclimb you what The Lord has done. Are you ever burdened through a fill of treatment ?/Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear ?/count your many type of blessings , eexceptionally doubt will certainly fly/And you will save singing as the days go by. So amiddle the dispute whether excellent or small/ Do not be disheartened , God is over all /count your many type of blessings , angels will certainly attend/ Aid and also comfort offer you to your journey’s finish “.     Oh, just how I love this hymn. It would certainly seem favor anytime I sing it I cry bereason it brings vividly to my mind all the great points that God has actually done for me from birth to this day. When I sit down at times and think around exactly how God took me and also my family members out of Liberia unharmed , while many of my collegue teachers on the campus ( And their families in some instances ) were all slaughtered by the rebels, I cannot however melted tears. When I sit dvery own at times and think around all the threats , toils and also temptations God has actually saved me from, I cannot aid however shed tears. The Apostle Paul urges us in Philippians 4 :19 that :”My God shall supply all your require according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus “.It is refreshing to understand that God does not bless and provide for us according to the people socio-political and also economic system. Left to the mechanism, we would not be living in the fine homes that God has gave us. Left to the mechanism, we would certainly not have actually been driving in the beautiful cars that God has actually provided us. Left to the device , we would not have been enjoying the excellent wellness and also tranquility of mind via which God has actually blessed us. But our God is so great that his blessings are antithetical to the provisions of the device. The world economic device taketh away but God provideth our demands and also our wants.      God is always there for us. Whether in sickness or in tough times, whether in excellent wellness or great times, God is constantly via us. He is so faithful that he will certainly never before leave us nor forsake us. Hebrews 13:5-6 tells us : “Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content through such things that you have actually, for he has actually said, ‘I will never before leave you, nor forsake you,’ so that we might boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will certainly not fear what guy shall carry out to me."” ( Emphasis mine ). Because of this, as soon as following we are tempted to grumble and also comsimple about our circumstances, let us realize that in the middle of them all, God is still blessing us. In Romans 8:31-39, the Apostle Paul powerfully renders the suggest clear : “What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who have the right to be versus us? He that didn’t spare his own Son, however delivered him up for us all, will he not likewise give us, with him, all points freely? “     Let us learn to look even more at the things we are acquiring openly from God. Companies are busy laying off workers yet God has blessed us via work. For those without tasks, at leastern you have actually your excellent health and also you are alive. Do you understand exactly how many world have actually passed away today ? By the time you end up reading this sermon, many even more will certainly die. Thank God that you have life. The economic situation is bleak and newsdocuments and TVs report everyday around the experiencing and misery going on all over the people. But we must say thanks to God that in the challenge of it all, we are able to feed our family members, pay our mortgeras or rent, sfinish our youngsters to school and also pay our bills. All these things we are able to do because God is excellent and he is blessings us.      When next tright here is a propensity to complain about your lot, pause and also begin to count the things that you have or have actually accomplished, and you will view that God has done for you. .      May God bless you for analysis this sermon and also if you have not made Jesus your Lord and Saviour carry out that now : , Pray to God asking for forgivess of your sins and ask sincerely and by faith for Jesus Christ to come right into your heart and also he will certainly perform so.And then look for an excellent church where the Word of God is preached in its fulness and wright here obedience to God is emphasized.