Never Take Things for Granted

Have you ever been guilty of taking things for granted. Its easy to do but I’d like to take a moment to have you consider a few ideas:

1. Don’t think of the things you didn’t get after praying.

2. Instead, think of the countless blessings God gave you without asking.


Every morning that you wake up with breath in your lungs and a beating heart, thank the Lord. Praise him for his healing power that is available to all believers.


    Psalms 103:2-3 says, “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases…”


    All who work may feel tempted to complain about their job at one point or another. I understand that labor is a tiresome responsibility but on the other hand, no matter your occupation you will always have a more important responsibility to do God’s good works and there is a lot to do.

    1 Corinthians 3:9 reminds me of this when I read, “For we are co-workers in God’s service”.

    This calling includes raising godly children and planting the seeds of the gospel.

    • Even if you cannot measure your impact on God’s kingdom, do not take the opportunity to serve God for granted. God promises that he will water the seeds we plant and bring them to fruition.

    In Galatians 6:9-10 it says, “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

    • But more important than our physical homes is the home we have in God. The Lord gives us continual shelter on earth while Jesus prepares a place for us in heaven.

    Psalm 90:1 reads, “Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.”

    Jesus promises that he will grant rest to all who come and dwell with him. Praise the Lord for access to Jesus who carries our burdens and lifts our spirits.

    Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” —Matthew 11:28

    Let us all not take things for granted in the days to come. Give God the glory for all things.

    Robby Cable

    Providence Church of Christ