When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you. – Deuteronomy 8v10
This is a beautiful picture of an oft neglected part of the walk and life of God’s people. After all of the battles and trials and struggle of the wanderings in the wilderness and after all of the struggles in Canaan the people are reminded to ‘bless the Lord for the good land He has given.’
It is easy for us to run to God in our times of need begging and imploring Him to step in and sort things out for us. We see a need and run to Him with it. I find myself that in my own prayer life a lot of it is focused on what I want God to do for me.
Sadly, when it is all over it is easy to forget to go back and bless, praise, and thank Him for what He has done. It is not a new problem or Israel would not have needed to be reminded to do the same.After the battles and conflicts let us be careful and be sure that we not forget to bless Him for all that He has done. Make sure we know Who did it when it is done.