“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8)
Everyday, we commit sins - some of which we are not aware of. In theory, we don’t deserve every thing we have right now. We are all sinners, but in God’s heart He would like us to come to him, worship Him and have a fellowship with Him. He wants us to have a real life, even if we are still here on earth.
Despite this truth, the majority of us are having a hard time realizing God’s grace in our lives. We forget to thank Him for waking up, forget to be grateful for the food that we eat everyday, and forget to be joyful because all the anxieties of this life.
We can’t blame ourselves for being like this. Living in a sinful world is hard in it’s own. There are lies the enemies throws at us on either side and one way or another we will find ourselves already caught in the trap. Sometimes we think we can’t escape, but Jesus has finished it all. Jesus doesn’t promise a storm-free life, rather He promises that as long as we lean on Him, victory is assured.
In line with this, how can we thank God for today? How hard can it be to thank God despite the challenges you are facing right now? “I just don’t have the heart to do it” you might add. “I don’t feel like doing it because of all this frustrations welling up on me.” No one can blame you for that, but Jesus came as a human. We can be fully confident that whatever we are going through right now, Jesus totally understands.
How can we thank God for today? Just do it. Just thank Him even if you don’t feel like it. Just say the words “thank you Father for Your love. My wicked heart may not feel it today but I chose to thank & worship You”
One does not have to have the “feels” because emotions can trick us. But let’s practice to worship God by truth because His love lasts forever.