Monday, March 25, 2013
I think this caption helps to remind us to 'be thankful in all circumstances.' Do you see the clutter as a hardship or a blessing? We are blessed with so much that we take it for granted. There is a bright side to everything but we must look for it, even if it's hidden and not so obvious. Always have an attitude of gratitude for the blessings God has bestowed on you. Many people pray for what you've been given already.
We must be leary of our desire for always wanting more. I know it's in our nature and downsizing is rarely done freely or willingly. When is enough enough? Are we ever satisfied and count those blessings?
God's grace gives and provides what we do not deserve. We are saved by grace alone, not by anything we have done or could do. Some people consider what they have as the result of their own hands but nothing is provided without God's provision. Remember, all that we have is His first.