What's On My Mind: WHAT HAS GOD DONE FOR ME LATELY?
Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? (Matthew 20:15)
Like so many of us, I had forgotten how much I had needed Christ's grace. The gratitude I had felt when I first received the Lord was now lost. This reminds us of the vineyard workers in Jesus' parable (matt. 20:1-16). Their focus shifted to what was happening to and for other people (vv. 10-12).
While God owes us nothing, He freely gives us the salvation He promises when we accept Christ. He then adds to His generosity by sending His Spirit to help us in this life as we prepare for the joy of eternity with Him. The seeming unfairness of life demands that we keep our eyes on Him and His Word---not on others.
Lord, I admit that my focus at times gets drawn to others and what they have. Forgive me and help me to stop grumbling. You are good to me and provide what I need. Thank You . AMEN!
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