This morning I came across this powerful quote from Max Lucado and it really resonated with me – especially the last couple of sentences.
“I wake up in a world of miracles every morning. Every time I breathe and use the oxygen and incorporate it into my body it is a miracle. Every time I open my eyes and see the beauty that surrounds me, that’s a miracle. Every time I touch the hand of a baby, that’s a miracle. Every time I take a morsel of food and put it into my mouth and chew it, and my body digests it and uses the energy from it, that’s a miracle. Just as surely as it was a miracle when God opened the waters of the Red Sea, just as surely as it was a miracle when Jesus fed the multitudes, just as surely as it was a miracle when Jesus healed the blind man, we wake up in a world of miracles every day. And some of us have the audacity to want more.” Max Lucado
“We wake up in a world of miracles every day. And some of us have the audacity to want more”
I know that I have this mindset way too often.
It is so easy for me at times to live with a sense of entitlement – like I “deserve” all the blessings that God gives to me.
The reality is that I don’t deserve any of the blessings that God gives me but He still blesses me because He is a good God!
He has blessed me with the forgiveness of my sins.
He has blessed me with an incredible wife and three wonderful daughters.
He has blessed me with a home to live in.
He has blessed me with the privilege of being able to serve God as a pastor.
He has blessed me with a country of freedom and abundance.
He has blessed me with a place where I can enjoy His beautiful creation.
I don’t want to ever take any of these blessings (and the many that I didn’t mention) for granted.
I am not entitled to these things.
I do not deserve these things.
We wake up in world of blessings and miracles every day.
Instead of having the audacity of expecting more from God we need to make time to thank Him daily for what we already have!
What are you thankful for today?