I have much to be thankful for--a good marriage, peaceful home life, good relationships with family and friends, good health, opportunities.
But having much to be thankful for, makes me responsible for much. Because I'm in a good place right now (one never knows what a day will bring), I'm in a position (and expected) to help others who aren't. God wants me building others up, helping them do what He's asked, whether I feel like it or not. I need to fulfill obligations in every opportunity that comes my way, requiring time and energy. When I've been down, others have come alongside to pick me up, to keep me going. Now it's my turn.
How do I thank God for His blessings?
“Let us remember that, as much as has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”
Love His people.
Listen to them. Encourage them. Work for them. Show them how important they are to God. Be in their corner. Cheer them on. Feed them. Hold them up. Speak truth.
The best way to honor God, to offer Him true gratitude, is to love as He does.
. . . I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
Tall order? Sure, but He doesn't ask more of us than He's given Himself. And doesn't He deserve it?
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