Just a quick reminder. Never forget to be grateful. Be thankful for all you have. There are so many less fortunate than you. People with more severe medical conditions or levels of impoverishment. Not to mention, the third world kids that as a result, suffer from malnutrition. It is heart breaking, there will always be someone who has it worse than you. Give thanks for a country that's allows people to freely worship and does not condone persecution. It's not to say we don't have our struggles and NOT to undermine anybody situation. Job had everything but the kitchen sink thrown at him, to borrow the expression. Providing a great example for everyone. I just spoke to a friend of mine, whom from my perspective, is going through a whole lot. Yet you can't tell when you talk to him, he has a great sense of gratitude for what he has and it really inspired me to post this. In our walk with God, we are sure to experience losing a loved one, or illness striking us. It's only a matter of when, we must hold on.
Keep striving and it will do us a whole lot of good to give thanks unto God. He will never give us more than we can bear and he will NEVER leave us or forsake us. Nothing can separate us from the love of God. God holds us and it would be our decision to walk away from him. Be resilient, give thanks!
You can show your appreciation through:
PRAISE! My pastor once mentioned that praise is a way of showing your gratitude to God.
Giving back! Give of your time. Witness to someone. Knock on that door, ask someone if they would like your help praying for something.
Tithe and Offering! God only asks for a small portion of the whole pie ;)
Befriending! Encourage someone, be a friend to them. Help them to move forward and provide that Godly influence they might desperately need. They don't necessarily have to be your age, you can take a young person under your wing. This one's my favorite.
Luke 12:48 "...For unto whom much is given, of him much will be required.."
I've learned through the teaching and preaching at my church. I thank God for the preachers at my church, they take a lot of time studying and seeking God in preparation. Pray and ask God to help you be a "Do-er" of his word and apply it. I hope to be blessing to those who read Resilience. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or post a comment.
Have a great weekend!!!! If your in the L.A. area, try to stay dry!