For some reason, every time I finish feeding my toddlers I can count on them screaming “Mommy I’m hungry” approximately 10 minutes later. Now, my children eat plenty of food (they eat more food than me sometimes 😊), yet and still, they want more. Nothing seems to be enough. This is of course when I give them something they like (anything but vegetables). And if you heard the tone and the way they say, “Mommy I’m hungry”, you would think that I don’t feed them. You would think they really are hungry. My toddlers don’t yet understand that I would never let them go hungry. I would never knowingly keep food from them knowing the hunger pain they felt in their belly could only be cured by eating. However, when I feed my children 3 course meals (appetizer, dinner, and dessert), I know without a shadow of a doubt they are NOT hungry. No matter what I do, nothing is enough.
This is the exact same thing that we do to God. He blesses us, He gives us the desires of our hearts (Psalm 37:4), and yet and still it’s not enough. Just as the Israelites did (Exodus 2:23-25), we call out to God, we beg God to bless us and we ask God to give us what we want. We ask Him to take the pain away, to heal our family and bless our finances. You name it, we ask it! And many times, God answers our prayers the way we want Him to. Many times, God gives us exactly what we asked. However, it’s as though the next day–the next hour– the next minute– we have completely forgotten how good God has been to us. We completely forget all the wonderful things that He’s done for us, despite how undeserving we are of His blessings. We forget that God will always provide our needs daily. He will never withhold something that we need to survive each day. As long as we have work on this Earth to do for the glory of God, He will always provide. Before we ever fix our lips to ask God for anything, we must open our mouths to give him praise for everything that He has already done for us. We must always keep the love of God and the sacrifice Jesus made for our life, at the forefront of our mind (John 3:16). Regardless of our personal situation, God deserves our praise!!! We must be thankful in ALL circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:18) To do so is a pure sign of humility, reverence, and honor for God.
As we go about our lives and our various tasks this month, let us remember to thank God for every blessing, for every closed door, as well as our very life. Let us always honor God for exactly who He is, and thank Him for sending Jesus to be the best attorney there is! No one can plead a case like Jesus!!! The Word tells us that the fear of the Lord is a school in skilled living. We must first we learn humility, for it is only then, that we experience glory (Proverbs 15:33).
Be blessed everyone!