Thoughts on Today's Verse...
As we enter the month often associated with giving thanks, this reminder from Moses is an important one! We so easily forget to give thanks when things are going well. It's easy for us to whine and ask God to help us when we are in trouble, but we often feel like we "deserve" the good things that happen to us. God reminds us that what we have is simply a confirmation of his grace and his faithfulness to do what he has said. We need to remind ourselves, and each other, that the blessings we have come from his hand and not because we deserved them more than someone else.
慷慨的父亲，原谅我的健忘。在内心深处，我知道我配不上你已经倒入到我的生活中的美好的东西，但我有时发现自己觉得是我赢来的。用你的圣灵把我打造成像耶稣一样，值得所有好的，他放弃一切来到人间，给我无法想象的最大的礼物 — 你的救赎之礼！非常感谢你的这份恩典以及已经撒向了我的许多其他我配不上的礼物。以耶稣的名字，我感谢你们。阿门。
Generous Father, forgive me for my forgetfulness. Deep down I know I don't deserve all the good things you have poured into my life, yet I sometimes find myself thinking that I've earned them. Use your Spirit to forge in me a heart like Jesus, who did deserve everything good and yet gave it all up to come to earth and give me the greatest gift imaginable — the gift of your salvation! Thank you so much for this gift of grace and the many other undeserved gifts that you have lavished on me. In Jesus' name I thank you. Amen.