“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thanks and Gratitute

Every day should be a good day and you should live it like it's your last. Some people live a life of anger, frustration, pain, jealousy, and/or dishonesty, but all of these things will come to pass when your time here is over. Just take a moment to think, we will not be on this earth forever. One day, we will not have to worry about going to work or how we will make our car payment.

We will not have to worry where our next meal will come from, or how we can buy that beautiful house. At anytime, God could take us off of this earth, so you should appreciate today and not worry about tomorrow, for nobody knows what tomorrow will bring. When you wake up each morning, thank God for waking you up.

When you lie down to sleep at night, thank God for another day. If you have a job, thank God for your place of employment. Ask that He May bless you in everything that you do. Ask Him to give you the knowledge and the wisdom to do your job. If you don't have a job, thank God anyway. Ask Him to direct you to the job that is right for you.

When you are eating breakfast, lunch or dinner, say a prayer. Thank God for providing food and nourishment to your body. If you are healthy, thank God for the health and strength in your body. If you aren't, thank God anyway for life, and ask Him to heal your body. So the next time that you get mad, think twice.

The next time you complain about something at your job, think twice. The next time you say you wish you had nasi lemak instead of porridge, think twice. Be thankful for what you have, and the life that God has given you. Pray and ask God for guidance. Be sincere, as God knows whether or not we mean it from the heart. Help those in need as a gift from your heart, and not so you can get a pat on the back.

Put forth the extra effort in everything that you do. Go after what you want in life, and do whatever it takes to achieve your goals. No matter how perfect you think you are, there are always room for improvement, and an opportunity for you to do better. If you are depressed, don't cry just hold your head up and God will help you through.

Pray and ask God to deliver you from your state of depression. Whatever it is that you are depressed about, God will take that pain from your heart. It may not be at that moment, or that next hour, or maybe not even the next day, but He WILL do it if you just believe in Him.

God will not give us more than we can bear. Sometimes He will present us with issues that will test our faith, but you have to be strong enough to believe that God will do exactly what He says. The message for today is to praise God, have faith in God, give thanks to God, and live every day like it is your last.

As I preparing this article, I can’t help but to listen to my favorite song … ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ by MJ. God bless you, Michael. I would insert this song in one of PPB3K’s modules ...