GRACE OR PERFORM MAN (2)
1 Cor 15:10 - "But by the grace of God, I am what I am: and his grace which was given to me has not been for nothing; for I did more work than all of them; though not I, but the grace of God which was with me. "
What are the effects when you have received grace from the Father and through the Son?
A THANKFUL PERSON
Your eyes open up when you realize everything belongs to God. Everything is borrowed for you.
1 Cor 4:7 - "For who made you better than your brother? or what have you that has not been given to you? but if it has been given to you, what cause have you for pride, as if it had not been given to you? "
Your talent and ability comes from God. Your belongings and property belongs to God.
Don't say that you have worked for it. You could have been blind, or even unemployed. A thankful person has privileges, not rights.
A grace person is one who has appreciation towards God for everything is his life. Not only for the spiritual stuff but also for the material things. If you can get up on a Sunday morning and go to church you are 1 out of 10% people in South Africa. The other citizens of out county have some or another lame excuse for not going. If you have a car you are under the 10% of the rich people in the world out of 6 million, who half of them life in hunger. I ask again, are you aware of the fact that you are under the 10% privileged group?
I read that in Somalia two and a half million people are starving of hunger. They were born the under bad circumstances. A missionary said that when you go to India one of 3 things will happen to you:
Or you get angry
Or you get nauseous
Or you want to cry to see that poor conditions. Parents brake their babies legs to that they can live as disabled children on the streets to beg.
Instead of asking when things goes wrong in your life "Lord, why me" why don't you ask if you see all the riches in your home "Lord, why me"
Lord, I thank You our of the depths of my heart for the abundance things in my life. I deserved nothing of it, after all Lord, it is just You...Amen!!!