Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Word of the Day... April 22, 2014....

IngratitudeAlthough they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.—Romans 1:21
A man who was nailing down a loose shingle on a roof lost his footing and began to slip. Working three stories above ground, he was terrified at the thought of falling to his death. He started shouting, "God, help me! I'm falling! Do something!" Just as he came to the edge of the roof, his belt loop caught on a nail and stopped him long enough to grab hold again.
He shouted, "It's okay, God! I got caught on a nail."

That is how we can be. We cry out to God. He answers our prayers. Then we say, "It's okay, God! Everything seemed to work out."

But do we ever stop and think that God might have worked through certain circumstances to come to our rescue? My point is, we need to put as much zeal in thanking God for what He has done as we put into pleading with God when we are in need.

I heard about a hospital chaplain who kept a record of some two thousand patients whom he had visited, all who seemed to be in a dying condition and showed signs of repentance. Among those restored to health, he felt that only two showed a marked change in their spiritual lives after their recovery. In other words, when these people thought they would die, they repented. But when they recovered, they forgot about God.

What would you think of a person who always wanted things from you but never offered a word of thanks in return? We can be that way with God, can't we? Let's remember to thank Him.
When I read this I couldn’t help but think that I never want to be ungrateful for all that the Lord has done for me.  I want to come to Him daily with a thankful heart.  I will never forget the day that the Lord helped me through lung cancer and I want that feeling to stay fresh inside my heart and soul forever!!!  

I will never forget that day when I came home from the hospital and opened my Bible and read those words that He gave me that afternoon:
When Jesus heard that, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”  John 11:4

It was in that minute that I knew that the cancer would never return and that the Lord had spared my life!!!  I can remember crying out to Him and thanking Him over and over.  God is good all the time is not just a cliché it is the truth that we can stand on.  I believe that God answers every single one of our prayers and thankfully He doesn’t give us what we want all the time.  He gives us what we need.  What is best for us!!!  I hope that you have a Simply Heavenly day!!!                                         


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