Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Good morning, friends.
It was one fine day when I received a message that one of my friends in USA sent me a mailing package which would have her contribution for one of my friends who is getting treatment for blood cancer. I went empty handed to collect the check at my office dispatch. To my surprise it was a very big package. I even thought that it should not be mine. Upon the dispatch person’s confirmation, I opened the package. I found very big leather bound King James Version Bible which has my name engraved on it in golden color. It also had two beautiful greetings, three spiritual novels and the wonderful notes from two people whom I know just by their names.
You know what I did? I called my parents and few of my friends. I showed them all those things. Whoever asked me why I was looking so glad, I shared them that news. I felt so happy because of these unexpected gifts that I got, especially the Bible which was customized just for me, with the borders for me to write notes! JUST for ME is what matters most!
When someone does something JUST for ME I feel much gratefulness in my heart. Someone out there can identify that I’m really happy. I hope the same applies to you as well.
I just feel giving thanks for everything is mandatory. When someone opens the door for us, when someone greets us, when someone helps us, we are automatically thanking them with all our hearts. And we remember them doing those things to us for long years. Just take a few moments and think whether we remember God has done for us. Are we thanking Him counting all His unfailing love and unconditional blessings, for His mercies and grace? He deserves our thankful heart. He has done so much JUST for YOU and ME.
I always consider my work very serious. I’ll be happier when I receive commendations from the clients, at the same time I also feel hurt badly when something goes wrong forgetting even the sleep and food. Now-a-days I’m grumbling about my work much. But you know how God leads me? One of my clients take her time out and helps me when I don’t understand things, my eyes are literally filled with tears. I even told her that God has granted favor in her eyes. God doesn’t leave me just like that. Today in the morning I was searching for a logic for extracting the data from the poor databases, I was about to give up, I confessed to God that I don’t have any knowledge and I asked him to show the right resources or links. Do you know what happened? I saw one of my close friends coming online. I just asked him about it though He is not a Data Warehousing resource. But he said that he has struggled with the same issue with his database and found out a solution which is like perfectly designed for me. J Yes, God has routed to him at the exact RIGHT time.
This is how God helps His people at the point of their needs. God Himself will be your crow to feed you at the time of famine or He will feed you through other crows. J Cheer up, my friend. There are many out there to know the truth that they have a loving Savior to save them and set them free. You may be in a situation which is too much for you to cross, but He will help you walk through and when you cross it, you will glorify Him on how He helped you cross the river and you’ll be a testimony and a blessing to those who struggle because of the same issue you crossed.
God bless you!