Human beings do not take kindly to ingratitude. It is one surefire way to sour a relationship.
And we can be such fickle creatures at times; how easily we can forget.
Sadly, with time Israel had become ungrateful, and God, through the prophet Micah, had to ask, “My people, what have I done to you? How have I been a burden to you? Answer me.” Micah 6:3 GNT
Oh, I do hope He never has to say this to any of us.
So let’s do a self-check.
What do our actions show? What do our words reveal?
Do we find it hard to do something for God? To pray? To read his Word? To fellowship with others?
Are we exhibiting an attitude of gratitude?
Sure, life may not be exactly how we want it to be, but are we thankful for what we have?
How do we portray God in our lives – as a burden or a blessing?
If our self-check reveals more of the former than the latter, we can fix that.
As the song says, let us count our blessings. Seriously. Literally.
Let us make a list of the ways in which God has blessed us.
Ever so often, let us repeat the process less we forget. Like David, we should say, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” Psalms 103:2 KJV
God is good friends; let us never forget that!