When was the last time we took time to appreciate everything in our work place and in our spiritual life realm? Maybe we do sometimes, but not too often? In a Corporate America world sometimes seems to be the normal practice when it comes to appreciation. Corporate America focus 99% of their energy on ways to generate revenue and keeping cost down to produce higher profits.
Imagine reversing the scenario above instead of focusing 99% of their energy on ways to generate revenue, that the focus is appreciating everything to God first.
Taking the time to appreciate and thanking God for everything is so crucial in our walk with God. Being grateful and doing good deeds of appreciation to others brings forth true blessings to the recipient of your deeds. While Corporate America seek ways to generate revenue and keep operation cost down, we should seek ways to generate blessings and plan of salvation to others and keep sins cost down producing higher gratification to God.
One Wednesday night driving from work eager to get home, there was going to be a special night at home. Usually our Wednesday is bible study at the church; but tonight was going to be truly special. Some church members from another county selected our home to give thanks and appreciation to God. They stated that it was placed in their hearts to visit us on this specific night and house. Well, this unexpected invitation can’t be turned down, because God works in ways that is not understood by mankind. I was very excited when my spouse informed me that they wanted to visit us. Well, they arrived a bit after 8:30 PM and we also had some friends that were invited as well so they can be part of what is to be a night of appreciation to God.
Everyone was present. we began opening up with a prayer to God in the name of our Lord and Savior. That was the beginning and the fuel that took everyone into a single thinking and praise to God giving Him the thanks and appreciation for everything including spiritual miracles and physical miracles. The leader of the church group hosted the activity and provided biblical wisdom and matched life experiences with biblical references.
As the night went by so rapidly like three hours into the night the Holy Spirit was truly in the house throughout this whole activity, praises, hymns and introducing prayer requests to God through our Lord and Savior Christ was no doubt in my heart was pleasing to God.
In the Holy scripture Philippians 4:6-7, states the following “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, , by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Remember to always take the time to give thanks to God for everything; place God first in our life and God will guard your heart as well. My desire is that may one day you encounter similar situation where a church group selected by God bring home the Good News and let the Holy Spirit flourish throughout the home and hearts of friends and love ones.
May God Bless you Always