Monday, December 7, 2009

What Has God Done For Me??

The question was recently posed, "What has God done for me?" Do I have enough time to break it down?

  • He has given me my family. My family defines who I am. They are the reason I am the way I am (good or bad). My family loves me no matter what.

  • He has given me the property I have. I have a lot more things than some and a lot less than others. I have to appreciate that everything is from Him.

  • He has allowed me to suffer. It is through suffering that we become stronger.

  • He has given me a job I love. There are many out there who would like to have any type of job and I have one that I enjoy.

  • He has given me friends. They may come and go but they bring joy to my life.

  • He has given me health. I could be healthier--that is for sure but I know a lot of sick people and I am happy for the health I have.

  • He has given me nature. The stars, the skies, the oceans, the moutains, the valleys, the canyons. Do I really need to say more?

  • He has allowed me to make mistakes. As a loving Father, God knows that without making mistakes we will never become better.

  • He made me an American. I know that all of God's creation is wonderful but I have to say that I could have grown up in a lot worse places that the United States of America.

  • He gave me love. I may not always realize it. I may not always feel it or even accept it, but it is there.

  • He gave me mercy and forgiveness. Time after time God has forgiven me and I know his mercy is so deep that I could never use up all of His mercy. That is good for a screw up like me!

  • He gave me faith. He has revealed Himself to us so that we can get to know him. We can make a relationship with Him so that we can experience his love and his mercy.

  • He gave me existence. All of the physical things I have would mean nothing if He did not allow me to exist. I try to remind myself everyday that every breath, every heartbeat is a gift from God. I try to remind myself that He is always thinking of me and if he ever stopped thinking of me I would cease to exist.

Those are few things that God has done for me. I realize that He may have given some people more suffering or worse families. I know some people he didn't give as much property or not as good health. But I do know that no matter what He gives us love.


  1. Amen! I can't add much to that post. It's all true. I just pray that he continues to protect me and spare me from too much anguish and suffering as I am a big crybaby...and I can't even walk without Him holding my hand!

  2. To some people the answers apparently are not obvious.Thanks for reminding all of us What God has done for us.It makes living life, no matter how difficult, alot more easier knowing he is with us always.