The Oil Of Joy - We don't deserve it
15 For God said to Moses, 'I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.' 16 So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose it nor work for it.
We live in an era of entitlement where everybody feels that the world owes them something. Because people feel they have a right to certain things it makes them less appreciative of whatever they have got. This attitude gets extended towards God as well. And He end up being treated like a busy rich dad who gives his children whatever they want without asking any questions. Fortunately for us God cares enough to make sure that whatever He gives us will be in our best interest in the long term.
If we consider our lifestyle and poor choices then we know we shouldn't expect anything from God. We don't deserve to walk but God gives strength to walk each day. We don't deserve to see but God renews our sight each morning. We don't deserve to hear but God opens our ears each day. We don't deserve to smell but God sensitises our nose to the fragrance of the flowers each sunny day. We don't deserve to taste but God uses saliva to wipe our tongue so we can enjoy the taste of our next meal. When God gives us all these things we do not always use it to please Him, but He never withdraws it from us. We should count ourselves blessed always because we are not more special than those people who do not have these things. But it is just by His mercy and grace that He chooses to give it to us and we must adore Him for it, rather than being angry at Him for what we do not have.
WORSHIP GOD FOR ALL THE GOOD THINGS WE DON'T DESERVE WHICH HE GIVES TO US
Prayer: Father, I thank You for Your grace, mercy and favour upon my life in Jesus Name. Amen.
HAPPY NEW YEAR: GRATEFUL IN THE YEAR 2018
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