Saturday, October 17, 2009
Need over Want = Need and Want!
Be thankful that you don't already have everything your heart desires. If you did, what would you have to look forward to?
-We tend to believe that if we had money stacked in the bank or stocks and bonds galore, that we will be happy. We are all forgetting about the real account that must be filled. The account for God. You don't just do this by only paying your tithes and offerings, but by loving God and all of His children.
Be thankful when you don't know everything,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn:
-There are so many things that we do not know. People that believe education can be earned at an accredited college or in a seminar. But what about the Bible. What about the knowledge that will help us to grow as 'a child of God'. The knowledge that is needed to learn about the most important topic of all? GOD! Building the relationship with him that can and will Fill your Need thus providing your unknown or known Wants.
Be thankful for the difficult times that may come.
During those times you will grow while leaning on the Lord:
-What we tend to not realize is that God longs for a relationship with His children. Regardless of good or bad times. He wants us to draw near to Him. Sometimes going through rough times and always coming out of (understand, some peoples storm lasts longer than others, but you will always go through a storm) them shows his grace, glory and mercy. Shows how blessed we are. Yet we ask: "why me?" or "what did I do to deserve this?"... We never say: "okay Lord, lets ride this one 'til the wheels fall off... TOGETHER!" or "thanks for bringing me through this one Lord!".
Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for mental and spiritual improvements:
-Spend time with God. Some limitations are really opportunities for you to meditate and converse with God. When your riding to work or cleaning up around the house. Limitations are what I think is Gods way of 'pumping our breaks'. For us to hold on and realize... It is not a Need.. but a want and therefore not a necessity.
Be thankful for each new challenge you will face,
because it will build your strength and character day by day.
& be thankful for your mistakes, for they are truly lessons to be learned:
-We are as children... Opening our eyes to the unforeseen things of this world. God knows we are only human. He is not expecting you to be sinless... but prefers for your to Sin Less. Once you vow to God to walk with him... you can't keep 'touching that hot stove'... It Is HOT! Press forward always in your walk.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference.
For when we receive Gods blessings, we forget to be thankful and grateful.
Remember, gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Thus filling your Need over your Want which equals your Needs & Wants.
Get it! Got it! Good!!!