So I arrived at work one day during my internship last year, and in the office, there was a pastor preaching (at which I hoped he would come every Monday because that was a nice way to start the week at work). So I sat down and started to listen and like…..I thank God big time! It’s like the pastor came to preach about something that I needed to hear at this certain time in my life….it’s things like this that make me know more that God really does care.
The pastor was preaching about favour mainly, and how some people leave their house to go to work or something, and they don’t make it. That it is not about the ‘righteous’ acts that we do (although it is important to represent the Lord in all we do), but it is by His grace, that He is kind, loving, forgiving, grants us favour, etc! We should always be grateful for what we have by the way, because other people have less or other people have more, but they are not as happy. God grants favour at anytime.
A scripture that comes to mind that talks about the angels asking God why He cares about like filthy beings like us….that’s how much undeserving we are of His love! We can’t even get mad at the angels because we know what we do say or think, but by His grace again He cleans us.
God loves you, and you occupy His mind. With this small knowledge that we have of His love, let us live better. What I mean is that we should know that we don’t have to convince God to give us something or shout so loud in prayer or something. He is not like some of our parents or other people that we might be under their care, His love are beyond all of that. Murderers live to see another day don’t they? That’s love that a lot of people can’t give. He actually wants the best for you and wants you to trust Him. If you pray about something, and it doesn’t happen, you know what? Trust Him even more. There is a reason for it that would be so beneficial to your life…..I have slightly gone off topic, but that’s the way I am really.
By Rotimi Ariwoola