I have just finished a wonderful week of vacation and have really enjoyed knowing that God has been caring for me and protecting me no matter where our family went and no matter what our family did. It was so gracious to hear each of us take time to thank God for asking Him to protect us. He honoured our trust in Him and was so faithful to be present in all of our activities.
The Lord is good.
He protects those who trust him
in times of trouble. – Nahum 1:7 CEV
This is why Sunday morning worship is something our family enjoys the most when we go to church. It is a time where we join with others to thank God and to worship Him for all His blessings.
Shout praises to the Lord!
Sing him a new song of praise
when his loyal people meet. – Psalm 149:1 CEV
What makes this the hardest to understand is that so many times I think about all these blessings coming my way because in some way or form I have earned them. It is the hardest thing to get out of my system. My head knows the truth, there is no way in this world that I could deserve even a little of what God has been so gracious to give. My head knows that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and each morning when I spend time with Him, I invite Him to walk with me during the day. I know He fills me with His Holy Spirit so that the work I will do for Him does not come from my own strength but from Him alone.
We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored. The real power comes from God and not from us. – 2 Corinthians 4:7 CEV
Lord, forgive me when I have even a passing thought that I have earned anything. I know it is You and You alone that has protected me, cared for me, loved me and have blessed me. You have graciously given me so much including the power of Your Holy Spirit to live the life You have asked me to live. I have so much to be thankful for and I thank You right now, today, for this gracious gift you have so freely given. Amen.