Friday, January 27, 2012

demanding payment for the gift

actually i wanted to post something else, but this posting caught my attention first and so wanna share this with you :)
Imagine receiving a gift that you never say ‘thank you’ for. Over time, you forget that you were given the gift and start believing that it belonged to you all along. But then your delusions take on a more intense form. You start believing that it was actually *you* who gave the gift to the Giver. And then you begin to arrogantly demanding payment for it. You and I do this with God. Your service of Him is His greatest gift to you. Your deeds are not a gift from you to God. They are a gift from God to you. And yet He rewards for it! So if you’re able to serve Him, be eternally thankful–not demanding. Humble, never arrogant.