Taking Things for Granted :: by Don Twobears

I was sitting and thinking this evening about a person that once made mention to me and my belief in God; he does not believe in a God. More than likely, this is because God never made Himself known to this individual. Therefore this person does not believe that God exists. It was most troublesome for me to think about, to say the least. And I must say with everything all around us, God is everywhere and in everything, without a doubt.

So for the sake of argument, what if God decided, no more oxygen…everyone and everything with life would be dead within 10 minutes. Even water, H20 would cease to exist, because the one part of it would no longer be there, leaving only hydrogen. Or what if God said no more calcium?

Your bones would fall apart as well as your teeth, and your heart would begin to have problems because calcium is part of the cardiac enzymes. We could go on and on, with say, No light at all! No Sun, no moon, no stars, can’t even strike a match. Total Darkness! Wow… What a concept, right?

And there is no God?

There are so many things that we as humans take for granted and yet God is there at every turn to make the daily difference for you and I. So yes, I was dumbfounded!

We enjoy a good barbecue cook-off right? But if there is no light, how would anyone be able to cook, if there is no oxygen, absolutely everything dies. No fires, no heat, the entire planet would be in a deep freeze, like has never been known before! Earth would be nothing more than a planet devoid of life, just like the moon.

How is it that politicians can run about as they are right now, and discuss the problems in Saudi Arabia, or Iran, Iraq, Syria, or maybe the financial problems here in the USA and Europe, while taking for granted … everything the Lord God Almighty provides? And this is from one second to the next. This is also a problem with every single person that is alive on this earth, right now.

Genesis 1:1 ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

Isaiah 43:11 “I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.”

Isaiah 45:5-6 “I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.”

I know there are some that do not like it when I state, we humans are the fallen species. What I read in the holy Word of God is that we are indeed fallen; we make all the mistakes, we are the ones taking God Almighty for granted. How blasphemous to the Lord God can we be? too often. born-again believers should show others how blasphemous that really is. There are so many blessings the Lord gives all of us, saved or lost, every single second of every day. Yet we fail to Thank HIM for our blessings. We do NOT have the right and we should never have the occasion, to take HIS blessing for granted.

Matthew 5:45 “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” (emphasis added)

All that we think we need to do in this life is just a lot of nothing if we do not put the Lord God first. If when we rise in the morning, we should be willing to thank the Lord for another day, but we forget that HE supplies our every breath of air throughout the night. Before we eat, we should be thanking HIM for the food and drink, for without it we would die.

Sunlight and the rain from God allows us to grow food and raise livestock, or have we forgotten this? We turn on our water tap and expect water to come forth. We should be thankful to HIM for that. You go to work every day and thankfully to the Lord God, you have the intellect and ability to work as you do, have you thanked HIM for this? Every time you jump in a swimming pool or the lake or the ocean, do you thank HIM that oxygen and hydrogen are there, as they are?

How much more do we need to be shown by the Lord God, before we realize HE created it all and just for you and me? I live in the Texas hill country and I thank the Lord, my Lord God, for all those beautiful stars in the sky at night. I don’t care what they really are, it is enough for me to know God created them for me, just as HE did for you. Give HIM the thanks and the praise HE deserves.

P.S. Why do we hurt someone who loves us so much and does everything to show us He does every second?