Saturday, November 17, 2012

Day 16 -The Answer about Thankfulness - Daily Inspirational Verses from Real Life

Psalm 107:1 - (NIV1984): "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."

Some people will tell you that everything you have, you earned, without any help from anyone.  ~ They are wrong.

Some people will tell you that everything you have you had nothing to do with; that it was all a gift from somewhere else.  ~ They are wrong.

I once had a student that was sent to a Christian collage that disagreed with nearly every aspect of what he believed about Jesus.  He hated the rules. He hated the doctrine. He hated it all, and his parent's would not allow him to go somewhere else.  His fellow students from our karate school decided to send him some awesome gifts, including items, cash, food and the like.

A few months later one of our parents told me that she was really disappointed in this person's behavior.  When I asked her why, she said that he never thanked any of the 100's of people who contributed to his rescue package.  That shocked me, so I asked him about it.

His answer shocked me.  He said that he was ONLY thankful to God for that stuff.  God MADE those people send it too him, so he did not owe them any thanks.

God uses people in our lives all the time.  He sends them into our lives to rescue us, to teach us and to help us all the time.  Just because God sent them does not mean they had to answer the call.  Some of them answered it because they were Christians and knew the need for Charity when they saw it.  Some of them answered the call because they were grateful because this young man had made a difference in their lives.  (That happened because he was a Christian.)  Some of them answered the call because others were doing it too, and they always join the group.  The point is, God did not compel any of them to answer the call. They chose to answer the call.

His belief that God did it was valid.  His belief that people did not have a role in his rescue package was wrong.

What's the solution?  Thankfulness to God for supplying the way and thankfulness to the people for being the way is the solution.

God's love will last forever.  People's love will not.

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