Our Christmas was more than blessed. I feel like God provides so much for my family that it sometimes feels wrong. I know that sounds silly. After all, God loves everyone. He doesn’t love me or my family more than the next. But, I just feel BEYOND thankful for the things that He provides for us.
Yea, sure, my kids were ALL 3 sick at the same time. But, I prayed that God would help them enjoy Christmas despite their sickness. You know what? He provided. They had spent the whole week with fevers and on Christmas Day (for the first time in 5 days) not one of my children had a fever.
Sometimes I feel like I am pretty demanding of Him. At times, I only go to Him when I need something. I am guilty of wanting God to do things for me. That glorify me. That make me feel good.
In reality…I should be focusing on Him. What I can do for Him. How I can glorify Him. What makes Him feel good.
I am a control freak. I like things my way. I get mad when God doesn’t follow my rules. I question Him.
WHY? Why on Earth would I question the Creator of me? The One who provided ALL of the things that I have. The God that continues to provide me with things that I never imagined I would ever have. How selfish of me!
Do you ever find yourself in that “selfish” place? The place where you feel “entitled”?
He didn’t have to provide my husband and I the means to be able to give our children presents. He didn’t have to provide us one of the best Christmas meals around. He didn’t have to provide us with grandparents that love our children like their own. He didn’t have to. But He did. He does.
And sometimes I forget.
So this morning I took some time to talk with Him. To appreciate Him. To let Him know how blessed I feel despite my often self-centered attitude.
Most of all I thanked Him. Not just for the best Christmas we have ever had, but for the healthy children that He entrusted to me.
If you haven’t taken the opportunity to thank Him for your blessings you still have time. That’s the best part about Him. He doesn’t demand that you thank him immediately. He provides grace.
I am always amazed at how many non-believers celebrate Christmas. How can you believe in Christmas, but not in Christ? He is the reason we celebrate! Let’s not forget that! If your feeling thankful, but have been so caught up in the holiday rush that you haven’t taken the time to thank Him…I would encourage you to STOP…take a moment…and say thank you.