Appreciate the times you have
Don’t think them less or small
For therein lies the sweetest draught
Most precious drink of all
So, cherish and please regard the lot
Adventures that accrue
Worthy of appreciation are
These times God made for you
When we reach the point of familiarity, we lose the act of appreciation even for the smallest of things. It is not something that we should neglect or ignore. To show appreciation for God and to show appreciation for others are two aspects that should not be separated. When we consider that time is a blessing from God, we need to appreciate that time and not take it for granted. In result, we must make the best of it. Appreciation starts by being thankful to God. It is a priceless act out of emotion. If we do not appreciate the “little,” then we are not being thankful for what God has done for us. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 states:
“Therefore encourage and build one another up, just as you are already doing. But we ask you, brothers, to acknowledge those who work diligently among you, who preside over you in the Lord and give you instruction. In love, hold them in highest regard because of their work. Live in peace with one another.”
In the presence of God, you have power. In the absence of God, you are powerless. In His presence, all things are possible and doable. He has already given us victory with ties to appreciation. We can become so accustomed and so familiar with things that are handed to us, that we often take it for granted and forget to thank God. What we have is the moment when we must show our appreciation and gratitude now and henceforth.
May God Bless You All.