For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.
Sometimes, we feel being unfavored and we do not deserve what we get. In this situation, what we do is to pay the favor.
For Instance, a student who is a christian and loves God and then become a lukewarm christian or a backslider, had the favor of being included in the deans list inspite of being an irresponsible christian, like not attending church services, having vices, being disobedient. When this student learned about her accomplishment, she was so happy and to her gladness, she recalled to praise God and thank God. However, she felt guilt and conscience that she really do not deserve that favor. To her guilt, what she did is to always attend church services wherein she thought that by doing so, she would be worth of the favor from God and that she is paying back the favor. That kind of thinking doesn’t produce an attitude of gratitude and thanksgiving. She made it like a payment for services rendered.
We need to encourage and remind ourselves to open our hearts to the Lord and allow God’s grace to come to us and for us to feel His presence in everyday of our life. Let us learn to let God do us an unmerited favor and always praise Him with a thankful heart.