Always and Everywhere to Give You Thanks

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” – Estonian Proverb

The basis of stewardship as a way of life is gratitude. We will have an attitude of gratitude if we recognize that everything we have is a gift from God and that nothing we have is ever really ours.

Each day brings us something to be grateful for. What are we grateful for? We are grateful for our family and loved ones. Our health. Our work. Our faith. We should also be grateful for our crosses and difficulties. To everything we have or don’t have in life, we must say “thank you.” There is a reason for everything. We experience certain situations as they will either be good for us or there will be a lesson, somehow, sometime.

Stewardship is about looking at our life in this world, not with the eyes of men but with eyes of faith. Doing so will allow us to be happy during pleasant times and will allow us to go from “crisis” to what “Christ sees” during difficult moments. Stewardship is about trusting in the Lord always.

“When drinking water, think of the source.” We receive a lot of things and blessings, day in, day out. Sometimes, we see things as too common or too routine that we don’t appreciate them as much as we should. Stewardship is being grateful for anything and everything. Stewardship is realizing that everything is grace and that we have to give thanks to our Lord, always and everywhere. Stewardship is finding God in all things.

While stewardship is about being grateful all the time, the constant challenge of stewardship is to live our lives in a way that will make our fellowmen feel gratitude too and make them realize that in their times of need and difficulty, the Lord is always near through the stewards that He sends their way.

“Oh give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth forever.” (Psalms 107:1)

One Response to “Always and Everywhere to Give You Thanks”

  1. Marthe says:

    Hi Ma’am Angel! 🙂 Thanks for this article. Recently I have this crisis of faith, and you see, it’s really hard to think about thanking the Lord when you’re under severe pain that you have to be sedated. 🙁 But I totally agree with you, and I’m taking one day at a time in restoring my relationship with Him (It’s not easy but I’m getting there!)

    “Doing so will allow us to be happy during pleasant times and will allow us to go from “crisis” to what “Christ sees” during difficult moments.” Thank you, I’ll always keep this in mind! 🙂

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