Monday, April 27, 2009

Fill Your Heart with Gratitude

Fill Your Heart With Gratitude
By Ruthann Schmudde
A Write4Him Author

Can you even imagine being so poor you don’t have anything? To be without your education, money, a roof over your head, food, furniture, clothes, fresh water, or medical care? Many people live that way; half of the planet, or 3 billion people, live on less than $2 a day.
We are so blessed and we often take our blessings for granted. God wants us to feel gratitude for the things that enrich our lives, not entitlement. Our money, our stuff and our abilities are gifts from God. Think about all that you have in your life and feel thankful for each one, from a hot cup of coffee to raising and educating your children. God has blessed us richly and wants us to be a blessing to others. He wants us to willingly and generously use our blessings for good. He trusts us to further his business here on earth. By being generous and willing to help whoever needs it, whenever we can, we will make a big difference in other peoples’ lives. We will get many treasures in heaven if we follow God’s plan. Luke 12:48 says, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted to much, much more will be asked.”

God will guide us as to how to use our resources. Ask him, and then listen.

Ruthann Schmudde

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