Have we recognized God’s blessings in our lives? Have we been grateful for the things we received undeservedly?
In these last days I have been thinking a lot about gratitude and I started to analyze my ingratitude habits, in my relationship with God! I would like to talk to you about it!
No. I don’t want to talk only about the goods and passing things that we receive from the Lord! I want to talk about everything, everything! I imagine that the main thing we receive from the Lord is life.
I think about it a lot and the more I think about it, the more I realize that God really didn’t need any of us! His own glory is enough for Him. However, in love, He decided to create the heavens and the Earth and to place His creatures to command, care for and manage His own creation.
In fact, not only has he given us the privilege of taking care of His creation, but the sovereign and sublime God has decided to share with us. It has allowed us the honor of being reached for its power, love, kindness and purity. He loved us so much that he was divided when he decided to give up his Son to come into the world and die for us.
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.”Ephesians 2: 4-9
“Whenever God acts kindly towards his creatures, he does it out of grace. God exercises his grace in creating and sustaining this world, and especially in the plan of Salvation. Our Salvation is a work entirely of the grace of God. Only by the grace of God are we saved.
Grace is an act of God’s kindness to his creatures who do not deserve his favor. Grace is an unmerited favor towards us. When we deserve nothing from God, and by his mercy he does us a favor, so God exercises an act of grace. God always acts graciously with us because we deserve nothing from him.
Merit is when a person receives something he deserves. His works make them worthy to receive something that is due to him. When a person works, his salary is his merit. The worker has the right to receive his salary and the employer has the duty to pay. If the salary is not paid, injustice is done. In relation to God, do we have any merit? God have any obligation to us sco?
The biblical answer is that we have no merit before God. Our works are tainted by sin, so that even our best deeds do not guarantee us any good reward before God. Our picture before God is of death in crimes and sins (Eph. 2.1 – 9). The only thing we deserve from God is condemnation for our sins. When God punishes us for our sins, he is exercising justice. “- Study 7.11: God’s Grace and human merit.
So be grateful!
From the moment we understand and understand that we are not worthy of the grace and love of Jesus, we begin to thank you for all your kindness, love and compassion for our lives, this must happen simply because we understand that what we deserved is nothing but condemnation and death.
When we receive a gift on our birthdays or someone gives us surprise gift, what do we do? Thank you, right? This is exactly how it should happen in our relationship with God. Nothing is our merit, everything from Him. So, thank you for receiving something you didn’t deserve.
“give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:18
In addition to the fact that we did not deserve all that the Lord gave us, and for that we must give thanks to Him, we must give thanks because His Word so it teaches and commands us.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,”Hebrews 12:28
Grace and Peace.
In fact, it is a really word of encouragement that as a human being deserve nothing from God, he or she lives in life by mercy.
Beautiful words and wisdom within!! How is peaceful to know the truth and the word of God!! The world is falling apart from its wickedness, but you have Peace, Hope, Love, and Joy in Christ!!!
This is something that I have been struggling with, remembering everything I blessed with and stop complaining so much.
Powerful preaching God bless
That was very good message from God that We don’t really understand and again thank you and have a Blessed day.
Thank you for word of truth and encouragement.
I am exceedingly abundantly blessed beginning with the creation of my soul by my Sovereign Creator and Sustainer, Almighty God. Then to be placed in this body, during this time, and in this place on His earth. Truly, truly blessed and humbled. And no, I don’t deserve a second of it. Amazing, the love and grace of our Heavenly Father. Then, to be able to receive His free gift of salvation for my soul, because of His sending His Son Jesus to die a gruesome, torturous death like a criminal on a cross for the sins of the world, for my sins. The infinitely awesome power of Almighty God raising His Son from the grave, victoriously, gloriously defeating death and hell and satan forever and ever. I certainly don’t deserve this gift of salvation for my soul, but the amazing grace of God, saving me from my sins, allowing me eternity with Him! Wow! How humbling. Thank you for this blog.
Wow that really breaks it down to a level of understanding and being humble for all that is seen and unseen
Wonderful words and explanation
I really liked and enjoyed it.
Thank u Lord for sparing my life,friend and family, thank u for your grace and unmerited favour,
I’m blessed that I breathe the air everyday, and thank God for that. Amen.
1st I thank God for this blog, me & my Wife read it somewhat daily. Though I’m asking God to help us altogether, me & my Family and being a part of His Family, a deep yearning to get closer to Him. And to really understand His will for our lives. And for the lives of all His Saint’s in Christ Jesus. Thank you all for the Love and support that’s done through this blog. I know it’s such a blessing to be able to read anything and everything pertaining to Christ Jesus and His Salvation for us all who accept His Son Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior, Amen. And being able to understand, by the teaching of His Holy Spirit. What an inspiration this blog has been in my life and the impact it on those who read it daily. May God’s Holy Spirit draws us altogether in one accord. And let all proclaim all His promises for our Family and all people whom we Love & know. And even more the lost, even as we were once or twice, and some of us back slide more than we can count. God bless your Holy name and guide us with your mighty and surround us all with your Holy guardian angles, and hide us under the shadow of your mighty wings. God bless this blog and the Saint’s that labor in you. Amen.
AMEN. Yes, I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our Holy Father for the salvation that we have obtained through His Mercy and Love for us all. I thank our heavenly Father for this blog and ask the Lord to Bless those who faithfully take the time to write such inspiration for us people. I agree with my husband Guillermo, and pray that he knows what a blessing the Lord Jesus has been to him and ask that if anything, he remain faithful to the Lord’s calling on his life, knowing that, even though we are far apart from each other, we will always be connected in Spirit. God Bless us all as we partake in this journey of finding and becoming obedient to the Lord’s Will for our lives and seeing the miracles that unfold before our very eyes. Yes, Jesus is still the same yesterday, today, & forever. I pray we never ever forget the miracles that the Lord has done in our lives and never take for granted the salvation that we have been blessed to receive in Him through His Sacrifice and Precious Blood that was shed on Calvary. I will always love you honey no matter what and may God’s Will be done between us both. Stay Blessed Always 🙏🏼. Mama 🐻
Thank you,I m bless
Thank you God.. My father, my compassion for everything you gifted me.. This beautiful life, family, friends, soul mate and many more 🥰☺
HE is a Good Good Father ❣️
Thank you lord nothing I can give you to be alive and healthy. Thanks for your blogs continue submitting to God and He will take you far.
Thank you Lord for all the blessings! You are worthy of all honor!