Sunday, February 26, 2012
In the midst of sorrow and trouble, this life has many blessing and enjoyments that have come from the hand of God. Think of the blessings we so easily take for granted. Life itself; preservation from danger; every bit of health we enjoy; every hour of liberty, the ability to see, to hear, to speak, to think, and to imagineóall this comes from the hand of God. Even our capacity to love is a gift from God. Most of all, God has given us the gift of Christ. What should our response be? We can put it in one word: Gratitude! But how do we show our gratitude? By giving back to Him a part of what He has given us. What have you done lately to show your gratitude to God for all that He has done, and is doing, for you? God is interested in every part of our life, not just the spiritual part. As we live by the Holy Spiritís power, we need to submit every aspect of our life to God: emotional, physical, social, intellectual, vocational. The Holy Spirit is the source of your new life, so keep in step with his leading. Donít let anything or anyone else determine your values and standards in any area of your life.