Today’s word for June 10, 2011

I have no need of a bull from your stall
or of goats from your pens,
for every animal of the forest is mine,
and the cattle on a thousand hills.
I know every bird in the mountains,
and the insects in the fields are mine.
Psalm 50:9-11

One of the most important reasons that should motivate us to serve God at all times and to be willing to carry out his work is gratefulness. We all have many reasons to be thankful to God. To begin with, God has shown us his love even when we were not worthy of such affection. Some people say “I’m not that special or unique, to get everybody to like me.” But to God, we are all very special. His love for us is the strongest force in the universe. Although creation is temporarily under the influence of corruption, within God’s master plan, everything will finally be under the authority of his profound and eternal love. Some people think that all they are all they do and everything they have is the product of their own efforts. Nothing more wrong. When we analyze our life we can realize the many opportunities when God has opened doors to our advantage and, of course, when he closed those doors that would not lead us to any gain.

Let’s be honest with ourselves and with God. Everything we are, or we do or we have, we owe it to God and to nobody else, and not recognizing this fact is a total act of ingratitude and disrespect. When we do something for God, let us do it with an appreciative attitude, otherwise, nothing that we do will be seen by God as a sincere and selfless act. In fact, if what we do does not spring from a grateful spirit, it is better not to do it because it would be mere hypocrisy. Let us examine our lives and let us identify the many occasions when God intervened in our favor. Soon we will realize that there are certainly many reasons to be eternally grateful to him. To God alone be the glory!


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