My Vision of Gratitude for What is Given-Lent 6, 2020

Prayer Focus: Gratitude

Lord God, loving Father, Lord of all creation, we praise You and offer thanks to You for the wonders of creation. Not only that You would delegate responsibility to care and nurture the created world You have made, but also, Lord, for the way our creation provides for us as Your provision to us. Back in the Garden of Eden, caring for creation was no real work at all. No sweat of the brow until after the fall of mankind. No weeds or thorns or thistles. The trees and plants just yielded their fruit for man to eat. On this side of the fall, the land still produces and the miracle of provision remains because it was designed by You in the beginning to yield food for us as a gift of Your grace. Though now we must work for it as all creation groans under the burden of human sin, nevertheless, we ought to remain grateful because there’s no reason our work should be profitable at all. There is nothing we bring to the table, no amount of earning we could do to make it happen apart from You. Everything in all creation is Yours. Every good and perfect gift comes from You. You provide for the lilies of the field and the birds of the sky. You provide for the sparrows and for mankind. Help me, Lord, to value my work no more highly than it deserves and to value Your gift of provision with deep and humble gratitude. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Amen.


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