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Thursday, 15 April 2010

An attitude of gratitude.

My younger daughter has just become the proud owner of a personalised registration number for her car! However, in order to effect the necessary changes in the Registration Document; the Road Tax disc; and the M.O.T. Test Certificate; these items had to be taken, or posted, to the DVLA Centre in Glasgow. Posting, she was informed, would entail a delay of a couple of weeks so - "Dad, would you take them in, please?"

Naturally, I agreed to do so and, I have to admit, she has been most effusive in her expressions of thanks. Of course, I did go to some trouble; I put in some effort; in order to help her in her time of need!

The Psalmist wrote: "God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble." (46:1). Paul wrote: "But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." (Rom.5:8). Jesus told His disciples: "I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid." (John 14:27). James reminds us : "Come near to God, and He will come near to you." (4:8).

Indeed, the Bible is full of examples of the ways in which Almighty God works on behalf of, and provides for, those who are His children by grace, through faith in the Lord Jesus (God the Son). The little that I did for my daughter fades into total insignificance by comparison.

So perhaps I need to learn from her, and develop an attitude of gratitude - expressing my thanks to my Heavenly Father for all of His goodness, and faithfulness, and grace, and mercy, and love.

Perhaps you would like to join with me!!

3 comments:

Sarah said...

Gratitude !
Soyons reconnaissants envers Dieu, et remercions-Le pour tous Ses bienfaits.
Seigneur, Tu es bon et Ta Grâce dure à toujours !
Bon dimanche, et que Dieu vous bénisse et vous fortifie !
Sarah

Brian Ross said...

Merci beaucoup, mon ami. Vous etes tres gentil.
Dieu vous benisse, aussi.

a bientot!

CannuckCol said...

"Jesus told His disciples: "I am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn't like the peace the world gives. So don't be troubled or afraid.""

That 'peace' is evident in the minds of Christians in todays time-when there are more and more signs of His return; people of this world are feeling a sense of fear whereas those who are 'not of this world' certainly have a sense of clam expectancy.