What a quote by Max Lucado! Truly, the Lord got my attention with this one. Let’s be clear — there is no guilt here, only gratitude. Or to paraphrase the Bible, “in all things give thanks.” I must remember to do this more (not in a legalistic way), rather than taking so many of my everyday blessings for granted.
God’s grace toward us is quite staggering when we consider how thoughtlessly we act towards Him. It’s not that we don’t love Him, but how often do we choose other people (or things) over Him? Our mouths say one thing, but our actions say something altogether different. Yes, this quote is convicting, but hopefully in the best way possible.
Thank You, Lord, for Your peace, presence, and power, as well as all that You have given me — today and always. May I never take Your faithfulness and lovingkindness toward me each for granted and every day! As the hymn says, “Morning by morning, new mercies I see. All I have needed, Thy hand hath provided — great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!” Thank You for being faithful even (especially?) when I am not. In Your name I pray, amen.