May 11, 2007

What Did You Take For Granted This Morning?

Have you ever considered this as you wake up every morning? Here's my list (in no particular order) I'm sure my nasty heart won't get them all:

  • My eyes (the fact that I could open them and actually see something)
  • My ears (the fact that I could hear my children say my name or my wife say good morning)
  • My house (the fact that God has seen fit to give me a shelter from the elements so that I don't have to sleep outside)
  • My bed (the fact that I have something soft to lay down on at night and rest
  • My shower (the fact that I have clean water to wash my body)
  • Shampoo (the fact that I have somethign actually to use to clean
  • My Toilet (the fact that I have indoor plumbing)
  • My Computer (the fact that God has blessed me with such a tool to hear His word shared and taught from places all around the world
  • My Mind (the fact that I can think at all. So many people are mentally ill and can't share a cognitive thought..thank you God for my mind)
  • My Children (my boys are the loves of my life and I care for them so much...I want them so much to grow up and be men of God who love His word. I love them at this stage...)
  • My Wife (I love you'll never know how much..other than have been my salvation
  • My Friends (The fact that God has blessed me with people to go through the fight and women...they are awesome to have in my life and they are there for such a short time)
  • My Car (The fact that I can travel 20 miles in 20 minutes instead of 2 hours. And how this allows me to experience God in new ways every day without time spent in travel)
  • Air Conditioning (The fact that I can set the temperature I live in and ride in to what I stupid is that...why God wouldn't just make me live at the temperature he sets is amazing)
  • My Food (The fact that I woke up in a house and had food. So many people don't. I do. I'll never be able to explain's the providence of God...nothing less)
  • My Soda (The fact that I can now enjoy caffeinated beverages with 0 calories...a miracle of God)
  • Worship (The fact that I can come before a personal, holy, omnipotent, powerful, majestic, loving, judging, jealous, caring, providential God who wants me to draw near to him and live from his strength)
  • My Hands (The fact that I can type this message many folks don't have hands to type)
  • My Health (I for the most part have not suffered illness in my life...God I don't know why)
  • My Parents (I took them for granted for most of my dad...I love him so much)
  • My Brothers And Sisters (I want so much for them to know Jesus..Lord please make it so)
  • Upward (The fact that God has brought me here for such a time as this)
  • Furniture (The fact that we don't have to sit on the ground and work)
  • My Jesus And His Cross (I sit and listen to "The Wonderful Cross" as I type this. Oh the wonderful cross, bids me come and die, and find that I may truly live. Jesus, I'm so sorry for taking you for granted. Please forgive me, the least of all men and the greatest of sinners. I'm so sorry


Danny Bryant said...

I can't remember exactly how I found your site, but I am glad I did. I can't tell you how many times God has used stubborn Jonah to show me my own stubbornness. Looking at your links makes me think God has us on a similar path.

Thanks for the posts.

In Christ,

Mike Messerli said...

My, oh my....we do have a lot of "my's" don't we?

Just reading your list made me realize how possesive we are of those things that God has given us to use and be blessed by, not to own...

thanks for the lesson you may not have intended to teach.