Yippie! It is a new month, and we have every reason to thank God for how far He has helped us, even up to the penultimate month of the year. His mercies are indeed new every morning, and I am a partaker of His mercies and I’m doubly sure that you are also a partaker, if not you won’t be able to read this post.
Before I proceed, I want to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to my Father who has brought me this far despite all the hitches, rough and tumble of the year. He indeed has been faithful, and He will be forever faithful. So join me and sing ‘thank you Jesus for everything you have done’, because I know He is your Father too.
Hey you! yes you! when was the last time you appreciated God for the air you breathe, the food you eat, the water you drink, and most especially for the gift of His Son. All these things are given to us freely,without we having to pay a dime, yet many people are in the habit of always murmuring for whatever reason they choose to.
It is possible you’ve prayed, and it seems the answer has been delayed, it may seem to you that God has ‘forsaken’ you and you are just on your own. You may feel God has not done anything spectacular or much for you, hence you want to justify your many murmurings and grumblings against God.
Rather than thank God, many people question the unquestionable God for the things in His magnificent wisdom is yet to do or still doing.
If we think deep, and cast our mind back to the many things that should have happened to you but did not, the times you should have been so broke, yet God miraculously provide your needs, you would learn to say ‘thank you Jesus’. A popular hymn says ‘count your blessings name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done,count your blessings name them one by one, and it will surprise you what the Lord has done’.
Let us this day count our blessings one by one and appreciate Him for the things He has done, while still praying rather than grumbling for the those you think He is yet to do.
As we begin this new month, it will be good if we have a change of attitude, and start thanking and praising God for the many things He has done all through the year, and all through our lives.
Remember, if you don’t appreciate God, it does not change him from being God, and He will not force you to thank Him.
Those that grumble and murmur are on the losing side, while those that appreciate God move His hands to do greater things, and they are part of the winning team.
Would you have a change of heart today?