We just had a week in Honduras, and as we were flying back to Houston it was very clear to me how blessed I am. We live in a very fast-paced world full of deadlines, packed calendars, and quick text messages that keep us moving for what reason? It might be to accomplish more, to feel like we have a purpose, to fight off the numbing shackles of boredom, or maybe all of the above. Yes, we are to be good stewards with our time, and accomplishment is a sign of success—or is it? The Bible says that “a man can gain the whole world and lose his soul,” (Luke 9:25). See, by the world’s standards you can amass a huge empire, have power and prestige, but by God’s standards still have nothing. This blog is not to throw a coup into your daily schedule. It’s just to remind you of the most important thing…your relationship with God. Many times we are “doing” so much for God that He has our hands but not our hearts.

When is the last time you thanked Him for all that He has done in your life. I’m not talking about a quick obligatory thank you. I’m talking about a deep overlook of how good God has been in your life. That, my friend, is a thankful heart; that is the praise He longs to hear. While in Honduras we stopped at the city dump. There were over 250 people—men, women, and children. They were there rummaging through the waste hoping to find something of value. Listen, you may not have all the answers you’re looking for, and you may not have all you want or need, but I’m so grateful my family is not fighting off other families for someone else’s trash. Go ahead look at the trash in your kitchen; what you throw away, someone else fights for. Today, relax the amped up schedule of self-imposed achievement and just look around and give Him an authentic thank you. He has been there for you and never left you. This week let’s have a thankful heart.

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  1. Matt says:

    That’s good stuff, man.

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