I sit here Amazed at just how good our God is. There is absolutely nothing in this life that could ever take away His ability to overcome anything, and to Love us any more than He already has..
As a mom I wonder sometimes how hurtful my heart would be, if my daughters felt they needed to earn my love. As if I only would love them if they were obedient, or it would make me love them more if they only did good things. Or we could take it a step further and say, what if… they walked around during their day completely ignoring me as if I didn’t exist? What if they walked around claiming “Your not my mom! “? What if they flat out hated me, letting everyone know and mocked me everywhere we went? Eew…. Right?
I think about people who have treated God this way, and as sad as it makes me, I marvel. I marvel at the unconditional, unceasing, steadfast, unchanging, passionate Love of the Father. The Father who is slow to anger and quick to love. The simple truth is, no matter how much you work to earn His love, or you deny His Love, or you may even hate His Love, it changes Nothing about Him.
Gods Love just is.
My husband and I were once sitting in the care at night just thanking God for the things He’s done, we were gazing at the stars and He started to laugh out loud and say,” what a silly thought, to ask God what we could do for Him”. He looked up at the sky and continued on how God was So Huge to hold the world in His hands and we were so much smaller than an ant or a speck of dust, and here we are asking GOD what we could do for Him. I thought about it and I agreed it was a silly thought. But then I imagined my 2 year old asking to help me do my taxes or cook dinner. Of coarse she has no idea how or what to do. I could certainly give her something to do to feel involved, although it wouldn’t really be helping me much. Lol , yet the thought of her asking was sweet and her willingness was appreciated. I remembered the first picture my daughter drew with crayons, it was her masterpiece, she was soo excited to gift me with it! I glady accepted and it is now proudly displayed on my refrigidare. Although to the average eye it was just a bunch of scribbles, it was to me very special given to me with all of her heart, and I love it.
The question is what Can we give God?
Nothing really but our Gratefulness and our Faithfulness.
Just like my daughters, when I cook a meal, clean up after them, bathe them give them things etc. I have No expectation. My blessing is their thankfulness, and their obedience.
I don’t believe God NEEDS us to do anything for Him. He doesn’t need our good behavior or deeds, He doesn’t need us to bless Him or honor Him, defend Him or even Love Him. However I do believe He likes it when we do. ☺
Truth is, what we do will never change who He is. He is Always in control and His love remains, Yesterday, Today and Forever, Always the Same.
I believe Humility and Thankfulness go hand in hand. You can always tell a persons humility by their gratefulness. Proud people have a hard time giving thanks to anyone but themselves. That is why it is important see God in the right perspective. In All His Fullness & Amazingness! Come humbly before the Lord with Thanksgiving and praise! Thank Him for All He is and All Hes done!
Lyrics to the chorus of “I’m Beautiful”.
Next to Him I’m so small,
He’s So perfect I’m so flawed.
I’m so poor and He’s the Maker of all.
He’s the melody that makes my soul sing,
Adores me although I’m so unworthy ,
And I can say I’m Beautiful,
Because He Sees Me.
In all His Glory, Majesty, and Splendor, He sees us! He cares for us. He knows us. He Loves us. He delights over us. He sings over us. Because of His Love, we are Beautiful. What a great thought. Regardless of our ugly situation or circumstance, even our past mistakes and failures we have been redeemed restored, and called. After all this there must be something we could give back!
It is our privilege to offer Him our faithfulness and our obedience. I never want to forget the ugliness of my sin, because there was the cost that was paid for my freedom and joy.
This Thanksgiving I want to encourage you to remember the cost that was paid for your freedom. To remember the Love that sometimes is underappreciated and misunderstood. To remember the Love that no matter how much you acknowledge it, stays immeasurable and forever the same.
It’s an honor and a privilege our chance to give back to God by living a life of Thankfulness and Faithfulness.
How Wonderful to Wake up in the morning and begin by thanking him,
and throughout the day remembering His Goodness …
Nomatter what you face, there is room to thank Him!!!
Nomatter what you see, there is a reason to thank Him!!
Remember all of those who have been less fortunate.
In the midst of your thankfulness, is where you can define yourself.
Discovering your worth, in His kindness, shelter, and compassion.
There is no place like it!! Noone like Him!!
He is So Worthy!
I pray that you have been stirred with a thankful heart today!!!
May the God of Everlasting Love cover you as your eyes are willing to seek His plans.
Be comforted in His Peace that surpasses ALL understanding.
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.
A Psalm of Thanksgiving.
1 Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
2 Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
3 Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;[a]
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
5 For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.