Thankful Thursday-Rewards

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The Bible remind us in Luke 12:34 “that where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”.  So often in our society we feel like we are entitled to rewards- the big house, the new car, the chic shoes.  I have been as guilty of this as anyone else.  Guilty of forgetting that my reward is eternal life.  And that life began the day I accepted Christ as my Savior.  Anything else- the frills, the comfort, the possessions that seem to mean so much truly mean nothing in the grand scheme of things.  We are called to spend ourselves for Jesus and our reward is not material.

Looking at life this way (the intensity of which is new for me)  makes me so much more appreciative of all the things I have been blessed with. 

Today, I am thankful for:

  • access to healthcare and health insurance (dealing with more health issues this week increases my awareness of the millions of people that lack access to adequate health care)
  • my husband’ s employment (so many are facing lay off’s and job loss, even my husband’s coworkers.  I am so grateful our financial needs are met)
  • a strong marriage (while my marriage is not perfect, watching the marriages of high profile couples like Jon & Kate +8 as well as couples close to my heart disintegrate reminds me how lucky I am to have Mike)
  • smart, healthy and resilient kids (life has not been easy for my children but they are still happy, well adjusted and able to recognize how blessed they are)

and I could go on and on. 

Thank you, Lord for all of the rewards I mentioned above and for all the ones I didn’t.  All of the blessings in my life, the challenges that bring me closer to you and the ability to see through any obstacle to my true reward- salvation.

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Comments

  1. What a timely post! Your list is beautiful and I am happy that I ran across it today.

  2. Bless your dear heart.

  3. Beautiful list of thanks today! Happy TT.

  4. A wonderful list of thanks- blessings and thanks for sharing your heart.

  5. Thankful posts like these really mean so much to me. Because in this time of worries and crisis, only seldom remember to thank God. We can sometime be so focused in our problems and how to solve them that we forget the wonderful things around us. Indeed the glory that awaits us far outweigh the things we’re experiencing right now!

    Bless you more!

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