But be sure to fear the Lord and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you.1 Samuel 12:24
See the Good
Sometimes in this world it can be difficult to see the good things that God has done. The news media focuses on the bad things. It’s everywhere we look- what we watch on TV, what we read, basically, what we fill with our mind. When others are complaining and describing the bad, it is easy to jump in and agree or even join in. We tend to focus on the bad more than on the good.
This verse tells us to do three things. First, fear the Lord. Know and understand that He is the creator of the world and the one who is in charge. Second, faithfully serve Him. Commit your life to serving Him and Him alone. Make Him your number one priority and tie everything in your life around Him. Third, think of all of the wonderful things He has done. Thank Him for how He has worked in your life. When you begin to feel down, look up and think about Him. If you do these things, you will begin to see the good in your life more than the bad.
A Prayer to Remember
You are so good. Thank you for creating me and always being in charge. May I think of you when I begin to become discouraged and may I serve you all the days of my life. Amen.