Thanks in a Time of Plenty

Thanks in a Time of Plenty

It seems that we take so much of life as entitlement. We want clean air, clean water, a roof over our head, meals to eat, health care, a free turkey, and yes – Christmas presents. As though these are rights like life, liberty, and happiness. Who provides these things? Has the government taken the place of God? Perhaps we have taken the place of God. There are places where water is so precious that people walk blocks or kilometers to get a bucket. I walk to my kitchen, turn on the tap, and voila. It comes in two ways, hot and cold. Pause a moment and give thanks for the simple things today. Do you have a warm coat? Did your heat come on in a house or apartment you live in? Is something to eat. God wants to provide all good things for you but also wants us to be cognizant of people around us who may need these things. We are not entitled – we have received grace upon grace – not to horde but to share. Think about what Jesus said,

“Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.”  Matthew 6:31-32

Be Well – Do Good Work

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About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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