By Jude Dias, Walk The Same
Read: Psalm 118:1
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever!”
How often do we find ourselves praying for the things we don’t have rather than praising God for the blessings that we’ve already received? In a world that pushes us towards progression, we always find ourselves wanting more and more in order to call ourselves “satisfied” and “whole”. In this relentless pursuit, we end up blind to the position that we are currently in and fail to acknowledge how far we’ve come and how much we’ve grown in our personal walk with God and in life.
We need to realize that we are where we are now, this very moment, because of all that Christ has done for us. His death and resurrection marked the beginning of something new for us and He didn’t stop there—He continues to bless us day after day. Sadly, this is something we often take for granted.
My prayer for myself and all of us today is that we take time every day to give praise and thanks to Jesus for all that He is doing in our lives. Let us first acknowledge the prayers (both spoken and unspoken) that He has heard and granted for us before we pray for more. As we learn to truly appreciate the blessings that He has already given to us, we will live truly satisfied lives knowing that He has already made us satisfied and whole.