18 Nov Heart to Heart with God: Day 168_Grateful
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 168- Richmond, Virginia: Grateful
Do we appreciate the good things in our lives? Do we appreciate the family who loves us deeply? Do we appreciate the value of our health? Do we appreciate the world that we all live in? Do we appreciate the gifts from God that we all have been given? These are all great questions that we need to ask ourselves daily before we begin to complain about how unfair life is. There are many people who would die to have the lives that most of us live. We owe it to one another to preach the Gospel of the Lord as the central part of our lives and not the social status that we hold in this world.
The children of God set out to love whole-heartedly, for the most part. In addition, we also strive to hold ourselves to a higher standard than those who reject the thought of the being submissive to a God, which they do not believe exists. Though we are not perfect, we usually have time to realize the importance of believing in something that is much higher than us. Some may think that the thought of formal religious practices and or God is a myth and simply not true. The gift of faith lets us realize that these thoughts are unwarranted and basically rubbish.
In Timothy, we have an example of how the Apostle Paul was ungrateful and God still showed him mercy: “I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service, even though I was formerly a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent aggressor. Yet I was shown mercy because I acted ignorantly in unbelief”. We have to see beyond the surface and realize the value that God places within us. We are valuable and we are destined for a higher calling. The more grateful that we are and the better that we understand the importance of our faith, the closer to Jesus we will become. Amen.
Reflection Day #168
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: