E-votional  No Really, Thank You!
May 10, 2001
Verse:
 
"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."
-Hebrews 13:16 (NRSV)

http://bible.gospelcom.net/bible?Hebrews+13:1-16

 
Thought:
Blessings, they come at the right time, they are well received and joyfully accepted.  "How did we every get so lucky?"  "What did I do to get this?"  These are the things that usually cross our mind, but what about looking a the cost?
Hear the Good News, God has blessed us with a life and an opportunity to share the blessing of grace and love a hundred fold.  Many times I have been blessed by friends, strangers, and/or family, yet how often I have thought about the sacrifice that may have or did take place?  Sure "thank you's" were exchanged, but did I or do I really know what the cost is/was. God paid quite a price, a living life.  People sacrifice time; time form work, from family, from self.  There is also a monetary sacrifice at times; work, savings, family, self.  Giving the gift is done out of love, without asking for thanks, just a recognition and understanding that the gift has been made and offered.  The rest is up to you.
 
 
Prayer:
Thank You, You are my Lord.  Please let me share the blessing You have given to me with others.  Thank You Father, for all You have done in my life and all You will continue to do.  Amen.