Sunday, November 10, 2013

"But who am I.....?"

I Chron. 29:14  “But who am I, and who are my people, that we could give anything to you?  Everything we have has come from you, and we give only what you have already given us!”

We would do well to understand this truth as well.  No one deserves God’s blessings.  And God’s blessings aren’t given to be hidden, hoarded, our used selfishly.  Passing on God’s blessings to others ought to be a joy, not a burden.  If it is a burden for you to bless others with what God has blessed you with, you need to pause right now and return to your first love.  You are not in love with the Lord as you need to be if you are reluctant to give of yourself or your resources to help those whom the Lord brings into your life.

We need to understand that we are only stewards of what the Lord gives.  No one deserves what they have in life.  Regardless of how industrious or resourceful you may be, you don’t deserve to be blessed with the abilities and opportunities in life you enjoy.  You don’t deserve to live your life out where you do.  You don’t deserve to even be alive today.  We are indebted to the Lord for everything we are able to do and accomplish in life.   

We show our gratitude to the Lord for our lives in the ways that we honor Him with our resources.  We do not take for granted our resources, but instead use them to the best of our abilities for our good and the goodness of others.  We understand that what life is about is a relationship with God and a good steward does with what he has to enhance that relationship. 

Give back to the Lord what He has given to you: your time, talents, resources, opportunities in life, friendships, etc.  Surrender it all to the Lord and let Him have His way in you with what is already His and you will be blest.  Give it all to the Lord with thanksgiving and a heart full of love. 

“Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, praise His holy name.”  “Lord, I praise you for all that I am and all that I have.  Thank you, Lord, for your goodness to me.”

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