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Be Thankful

???????????????????????????????This post was inspired from the board meeting this afternoon. The finance director gave a presentation about the company’s financial condition over the last 6 months. He said that to this day there is no problem with the company’s financial condition and very healthy. But further he said, the profits drawn are not in accordance with our expectations. He stated her dissatisfaction and looked a little bit disappointed.  Then we discuss about the things that make our profit target is not reached.

After the meeting, he met me privately and he said: “I am sorry ma’am, just curious; in the meeting you seem not surprised or look disappointed on our profit.” I smiled and said: “You know what, Even though we did not reach the target but we still got the profit and our financial in very healthy condition, right? So, please be thankful! Our sustenance already set up by God. Just be thankful.”

That short conversation makes me pondering. In our daily lives, we often forget to always be thankful with everything that we got. We are even more tending to show a sense of disappointment when what we expect is not achieved and we did not appreciate the small things. My parents always taught me to always give thanks in all circumstances, as it says in Bible verse: Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

We often look to the big things rather than small and we are not being thankful. Small things merely will become commonplace in our eyes because we are more focused on the big things and then we will began not pay attention anymore. When we are not pay attention we will start to not appreciate. Even worse, when we are not appreciating with everything that we achieved, we will start to not be thankful.

God does not want this. He wants we always give thanks in all circumstances.  The most important thing that should to remember is God has arranged our lives including our sustenance. We live in the plans that have been established by God.  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11).

If the company does not achieve the target profit, it is not a big deal! Because God still providing profit and our financial condition stay healthy. I am being grateful for that blessing. I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.  For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge (1 Corinthians 1:4-5)

And I am not worried at all or even disappointed. Like Matthew 6:25 said: Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”

My beloved friends, Let us always be thankful for what God has given to us. No matter big or small and let us remember that big things start from the small things. Amen

 “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” Oprah Winfrey

Karina

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I surrender All

sunrise in amed Bali

Good morning my Father in Heaven, I wake up.  Thank you for giving me a good night’s sleep. You have been keeping my sleep very well. Thank you for Your incredible blessings. Thank you for this beautiful morning.

Dear Lord, I surrender all of my day to your loving hands; I do not know what will be happen today. This beautiful day is Yours. I believe everything that will be happen to me today is part of Your will and Your plan. Not mine. I have a lot of plans, but yours be done.

I pray that You would give me strength to be strong for You in the world today.  Lord, You know the struggles that I will face today.  Be with me as I go through them.  Carry me if I am too weak to move.  If I stumble in them, forgive me Father.  When I succeed in them, I will praise You!  You are worthy of all praise and honor.  Amen.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Karina

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God Promises To Be With You

In this great big world wherever you are God promises to be with you. He does not want us to be afraid or discouraged, instead He tells us to be strong and courageous. God promises us this in the Bible; because of this we can find peace in knowing that His word is true.

Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

Those words can bring so much peace in difficult times and during the best of times. When I read this scripture it stood out to me and I couldn’t get it out of my mind.

 Every time we feel afraid or discouraged God promises to be with us and knowing that, we can be strong and courageous. Think about it, how many times during the week or even in one day can we feel discouraged? It doesn’t even have to be huge events, it could be as small as not getting everything done in the day you had planned, or feeling afraid about presenting something at work, or going for a job interview.

It’s very easy to become discouraged because sometimes we set unrealistic goals for ourselves like taking on too much in one day. Also it’s in our human nature to try and figure out life by making plans according to what we think is best. Instead what we should do is bring our hopes, desires, dreams, and all worries to God and ask Him to guide our days according to His plan for our lives.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

in your life. May you find peace in Gods promises knowing that He is true to His word and that He loves you wherever you go.

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