Recently my husband did something wonderful for someone and I felt he was not properly thanked. He feels I put too much emphasis on a “Thank you” note or text. As a young girl, my mother taught us how important it is to express gratitude and I may have “overlearned” that. Then, I was gently reminded and questioned myself on how grateful I am for all my blessings. Humbly, I realized I should really stay in a state of gratitude for all God does and maybe I should judge not lest I be judged.
Ephesians 3:20 reads “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” Once again, I question where my focus is.
This morning as I study and pray at my desk and I was thinking about today being “Holy”, I was reminded that means complete and whole, not humanly goody-goody. That lifts a burden when I know I am already complete and perfect in God’s eyes and that is what counts. It makes no difference what others think as long as I know my heart. No explanation is needed.
Ephesians 3:20 reads “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” As my day begins on this note and my thought becomes lighter and brighter, I know only Good is going on. It’s like looking through a window and whether it is dirty or clean is my choice. I choose clean.
As I sat down this morning to begin my prayerful study, the thought came that I don’t have the exact count for Christmas dinner two weeks away. From that thought catapulted others equally disturbing and attempting to destroy peace and joy. Then, I humbly gave thanks to be able to notice this subtle disturbance. First of all, I need not humanly outline which is not only disappointing but causes me to overlook other joys! This season is about unconditional Love and understanding and progress in spiritual growth, which doesn’t need to end the day after Christmas
Ephesians 3:20 reads, “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us.” We never are expected to overcome shortcomings alone. The battle is always God’s.