By Dr. Michael Guido.
Someone recently reminded me that my heart beats 72 times a minute, 100,000 times a day, 3,600,000 times a year. And, if I live what would be considered a ‘normal life span’, it will beat 2.5 billion times. It only weighs about 11 ounces, yet will pump about 2,000 gallons of blood through 60,000 miles of blood vessels each day. Rather amazing, to say the least.
Yet I rarely stop to consider those facts. It is God at work in my body taking care of me, watching over me, providing life for me and within me.
Often in life we seek God’s presence and power to protect us and provide for our needs. But are we aware of the magnitude of His grace, gifts, and goodness? Are we sincerely thankful for His constant care, concern, and compassion?
Do we ever pause to think of the work our heart does without our head having to do anything to make it ‘work’? Do we realize that God is alive and involved in our lives without our even mentioning His name?
God gives us life without us asking for it and help when we call upon Him in difficult times.
David often needed God’s help. He knew that in God’s ‘name’ there was help, healing and hope. He experienced it in the past and knew it was available in the present.
And when God helped him, the first thing he did was to “praise His name”. Praise is what we are to ‘do’ when we recognize God at work in our lives. How often we neglect to do this one simple thing: Praise Him!
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to be aware of all that You do in our lives and to praise You for each gift – big or little. May we become alert to every gift You give us every day. THANK YOU! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: I will praise your name, Lord, for it is good – Psalm 54:6