Monday, December 20, 2010

A Never – Ending “Thank You”

In life, there are lots of things to feel sorry about, but there are more things to be thankful about! In fact, even the worst thing or the worst situation can be a situation to be thankful about. Apostle Paul stressed out to the Thessalonians’ church in the book of 1Thessalonians 5:18,  “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 

Everything that comes our way are God-allowed situation to try our faith. And this is where we often fail because our tendency is to focus on the circumstance not to the faithful and Almighty God who promised us abundant Grace - God’s unmerited favor. We need to bear in our hearts that the reason to our daily survival is because of God’s GRACE which is His unmerited favor. . . God is due of a never-ending “Thank you.”

We may pass the rough road in life, the rugged and mountainous path we are treading, the hurts and pains, the wants and needs unmet, death of loved ones, sicknesses and harmful diseases that keep on pulling us down, failures from time to time and many more upheavals that concern our daily struggles and commitments. Somehow, God is teaching us a lesson in every situation . . . God is due of a never-ending “Thank you.”

 Can we question God why all these things are happening? The more we get into a commitment with God, the more we are encountering situations that are realistically dragging us into the pit of destruction. The more we commit ourselves to the Lord, the more trials are seemingly barring our way and depriving us to continue moving forward and onward. We may fail in this part of life if we don’t give a focus on our faith towards Him, and if our passion is being distorted by the wiles of the world. But God never leaves us nor forsakes us . . . God is due of a never-ending “Thank you.”

God moves in eccentric ways at times, but God works, Nevertheless! Remember that the devil will make every possible tactic just to divert our attention away from God. And if our faith is weak, we will be entangled . . . surely!

It seems that the many “suddenly” in life hold us tightly, making us prisoners, trapped within the bounds of decisions and choices in life. Often times, we just can’t understand God’s ways and we lose our temper at a sudden point in the episode of life. In addition, people just don’t want to understand other people because normally, we are self-centered and selfish. Why “self-centered and selfish?” Because our tendency is to give always priority to our self. We're like a sheep, having a myopic tendency to even little issues in life. Yet, God’s presence and protection are ever with us . . . God is due of a never-ending “Thank you.”

           God does not want us to approach Him with manipulation, nor being required to get His attention. Our loving Heavenly Father stands ready to respond and is available to each of us on the basis of an honest, trusting relationship with Him. God is as near as our heart. The Bible tells us that He knows what we need even before we ask . . . God is due of a never-ending “Thank you.”

Jeremiah 33:3
 “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great
and unsearchable things you do not know.”

Romans  8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

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