I’m Daniel Whyte III and you’re listening to The Man in the Mirror, Episode 69
This podcast is directed to all young people, but primarily to young black men, young black women, and their parents. We are thankful for all the people who are standing up for justice and racial equality. But this podcast is about the man in the mirror. What are you doing for the glory of God, to make life better for others, for your family, and for yourself? This podcast is about living life in such a way that it cuts back on the chance of being harassed or killed by the authorities or anyone else and helps you to live the good life of peace and joy.
Psalm 119:9 says, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
Jim Rohn said, “You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”
Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'”
In keeping with our theme of dealing with the man (or woman) in the mirror, we are going to continue discussing the building of important biblical character traits in your life. Today, we will continue looking at the quality of Gratitude from the Institute in Basic Life Principles.
We see how God is worthy of our gratefulness, how Jesus demonstrated gratefulness, and why we can be grateful for the Holy Spirit in these things:
– God’s magniﬁcent creation. mighty acts, and glorious majesty merit our public praise and testimony.
– God, Who in His overwhelming mercy and love wrought salvation for us, is worthy of our gratitude.
– God gives us good and perfect gifts for which we give thanks.
. God Almighty will receive adoration and thanksgiving from His saints throughout eternity.
. Jesus gave thanks to the Father for His wisdom in revealing the plan of salvation.
– Jesus expressed His gratitude to the Father for hearing His prayer before resurrecting Lazarus.
– The Holy Spirit is an invaluable Gift from the Father to believers to be treasured as our Comforter, Teacher, Advocate, and Intercessor.
1 Corinthians 4:7 says, “For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast than that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?”
Now, in closing, in order to be saved — in order to get right with God — you cannot look at the man in the mirror, but the Man Christ Jesus. First Timothy 2:5 says, “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.”
If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior, here is how.
John 3:16 states, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that -whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can have a home in Heaven. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
God bless you.