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October 08, 2021

Reflections on Gratitude and Abba's Guidance


By Ianpassion
Picture was taken early morning at Bulon island, Satun, Thailand 

I'm grateful and humbled to be living in this country surrounded by wonderful people. I often reflect on how far I've come and acknowledge that it's through divine grace that I've overcome previous challenges. As I strive to progress in life, I know there will be more hurdles to overcome.


In the words of one of the Apostles, "Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own... forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead. I press on towards the goal of the Heavenly call..." (Philippians 4:12-14).


I've come to realize that we cannot determine someone's destiny definitively. Only our Heavenly Father is capable of such feats! It is undeniable that He plans a future for His children. Consider the story of Joseph, whose faith allowed him to see his future while his brothers and parents could not. Despite their envy and attempts to harm him, our Almighty Father's good plans prevailed, as they always do.


As I celebrate another year of my life, I've come to understand that having meaningful relationships is more important than material wealth and personal achievements. While society often measures a person's worth based on their possessions and accomplishments, I prioritize the connections I have with others.


I constantly evaluate my relationships with those around me, including my family, friends, those who have generously supported me, and most importantly, the Source of my life.


It's crucial to remind myself that our value lies not in what we possess or how much we give or do, but in our authenticity and sincerity towards ourselves and others. Our Heavenly Father values the hidden depths of our hearts more than outward appearances.


I express my gratitude to my parents for bringing me into this world. I am thankful to everyone who has supported us from the beginning until now, especially my family, relatives, and friends. All glory and praise belong to our Almighty Father. 

More reflections: 

Just a few days ago, I received a message informing me that one of my closes cousins had already gone up to heaven. It shocked me. He looks strong and healthy. So no one had imagined that He would go very early. However, his time came. Read more here...

It has been always my realization that life is a gift. Every day is a gift. We thank the Giver of life that we can still get up from our bed, go to work, and enjoy our time with our loved ones and friends. Read more here...

Our birthday is a milestone in the season where we can have a quick stop to celebrate and reflect on our past experiences and an excellent time to correct what we have done wrong to get ready for the new beginning. There are five things I am thankful for on my birthday in 2017. Read more here...

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