What has the Lord not done for you?
Is there any area of life that He has not touched?
Doesn’t He know every thought that goes through your mind?
Think of all the wonderful gifts He has bestowed on you,
Gifts and blessings without number
Remember the greatest sacrifice He made for you,
That of giving up His beloved Son to suffer pain and die on the Cross,
To grant us salvation and eternal life.
What about forgiving our iniquities and forgetting them too!
What worth He has given us to hold our heads high and live.
Daily loading us with benefits and protecting us with His strong shield
Counselling us with heavenly wisdom and directing us through unknown paths.
Shepherding us through valleys and mountains,
Guarding us from the evil one and being a strong anchor in the tempests of life.
Preparing us for eternity and perfecting our character.
Volumes could be written about His provision, love and care!!
BUT, just ask yourselves—What are you giving Him instead?
Are you reciprocating all His love and concern for you?
Is it a one way traffic in which only He has to fulfill His promises?
Do you take time to listen to His sweet voice and talk to Him calmly?
Or is it just a long list of never ending wants and desires of your own?
Are you just using Him as a heavenly vending machine?
Don’t you like it when others thank you for your help to them?
Or someone does a kind deed in return for yours?
Or praise you for an achievement or for a helping hand?
How disappointed you feel when those who you have helped just forget you,
Or ignore you or even act against you!
If you expect at least an ounce of reciprocation for your worldly deeds,
How much more will our heavenly Father be delighted?
When we thank Him wholeheartedly, remember His countless mercies,
And live according to His will and spread His Word all around,
Deliver those lost in the world of darkness and Bring more souls to His kingdom?
It doesn’t take any effort to give at least a small share back
To the One Who gave HIS All for you and me,
To the One Who is the reason why we are alive and live,
To the One Who is waiting for us to be perfect day by day,
So that He can come back and take us to be with Him forever!!
Remember—Reciprocate God’s Love!!
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What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? [How can I repay Him for all His bountiful dealings?]
I will lift up the cup of salvation and deliverance and call on the name of the Lord.
I will pay my vows to the Lord, yes, in the presence of all His people.
– Psalm 116:12-14