Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Encouragement PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
More Than I Deserve
by Rick Henks
06/07/12
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





A young man once wrote about his life, his family, his work, and his faith on a social networking site. In talking about all he was blessed with he concluded by saying he had “more than I deserve.”

The reality for almost all of us is that we rightly should be writing and saying the same thing. Our lives include considerably more than we have any reason to expect.

Sure, there are difficulties and challenges from time-to-time. We can call those the rainy days. But, just as the Creator made days of physical rain on this earth, many more are those days of sunshine and beauty. So too our lives. Most of our days include riches and blessings that go far beyond our ability to create on our own.

For those who are married, how is it that of the billions of people on this earth, we have connected with “the” one? As the years pass, our lives intertwine. We are comforted by the knowledge that the roots have gone deep to sustain us and nurture our relationship.

Children, ah, what can we say about them? We can’t wait to have them, and then we marvel at how quickly they change into “little adults”. Life is never the same once they are here! But there’s a place in us that can only be filled by them.

An occupation that enables us to use the skills and abilities God has entrusted to us in order to meet our financial obligations.

Each morning, our God creates a new painting for us to enjoy. Even the backdrop against which the painting is done is incredible. How beautiful the rich, blue sky. And then, when day is done, God doesn’t put away the materials. Quite the contrary – He brings out an immense, unfathomable heaven above us, bursting forth with countless specks of light, twinkling and shimmering as they make their way to our eyes.

Grandchildren, good friends, brothers and sisters, the earth with all its astonishing diversity and beauty, birds flying and singing all around us, animals in the trees and grass, thunderstorms, the sound of a church bell being carried on a breeze, the moon, the four seasons, and so much more we can’t even count, all of this has been granted to us every single day and night. Many of these cost us nothing to enjoy. Our great God made all these for His glory and our delight.

If it were in your power to make all these things, would you then be OK sharing them with people? Many of us would probably be reluctant because we know how we are. In a way, that makes it even more amazing that God lets us enjoy and share in these things. Although we are less than perfect, He treats us as if we are special. Not just once or twice. No, we receive all these things and so much more every day.

Maybe we’ve grown accustomed to it all so we take it all for granted. Perhaps we just get too busy to notice it. Maybe we’ve let the gloom of the rainy day hang around even when there is no rain.

Each one of us is treated every day to a feast of blessings set before us by God Himself. Perhaps the writer of Psalms 23 in the Bible recognized that each day, even here on this earth, we are the invited guest of the Creator to feast on every good and perfect thing He has created.

When we come to that realization we can say, like that young man, “I really do have more than I deserve.”


Copyright © 2011 Rick Henks
trpt@juno.com

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Rick Henks or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 235 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
Dinora Garza 27 Dec 2012
Absolutely beautiful and absolutely true. Thanks for sharing.
MARTIN SMITH 07 Jun 2012
HIS grace, goodness, and mercy are much more than I deserve!




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com