GRATITUDE: A good friend said recently, “Let us view life’s complexities with gratitude.” Of course, what he was referring to… were the many obstacles, derailments, miss-matches, failures, setbacks, etc. which we encounter throughout our lives. Too often, we view them as God’s way of punishing us…you know…payback time.
There is no getting around it… we have to account for our miss-steps, but God does not “get-even.” What He does do… though, is impose on us… the periodic re-alignment of those parts of our life that need straightening out. Call it an “adjustment.” These adjustments are meant to PREPARE us for those “life complexities,” above referenced.
I have a friend in Europe who lost most everything he had in his life, encountering many obstacles, most of us would never in-vision; but he overcame all of them, and is well on his road to full economic recovery; and in the process, surrendered his life over to Christ. W-O-W!
The hardships we experience in our careers, personal relationships, and even…self-esteem, is just God “re-setting” the course that our life is on. Hebrews 12:28 – Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe. THAT would be GRATITUDE!
If I may, now, take this opportunity to express my GRATITUDE to all of those who made a conscious decision to subscribe to this website, and to those others who have visited, continue to visit, and to those who have left comments along the way. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts, wisdom…such as.. it is, and most of all… God’s WORD.
God knows when we are THANKFUL, and when we view Him, just casually… taking Him for granted. God Bless America, and thank you Lord for tending to your flock. Please, Dear Lord God, Jesus Christ… forgive us of our in-gratitude….