Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Gift

"And I tell you, ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Luke 11:9

We are told... "ask for the things we need instead of the things we want". The problem is... do we have a clear perspective of the things we need and want? What is the difference between the two? Are they not the same? Are they not both important in one's life?

Life is a constant struggle to get the things we desire.

Life is an endless quest to acquire the things important to us.

And life is a continuous process of achieving the things that matter to us.

It is not the "asking" which really matters... we always get what we ask anyway. God is too generous to give the things we ask. It is the aftermath of the receiving that matters. Do we have a grateful heart to thank Him for the gift, even as simple as the air we breathe in?

Lord, thank you for all the blessing that you have given me.
Thank you for giving me what I need.
And thank you for spoiling me with the things I want.
But I will ask once again Lord and please grant this simple request of mine.
Give me a grateful heart so that I will be able to be reminded that I am nothing without you. Amen.


betchai said...

oh Ruthi, wonderful macros, and wonderful words, together they are very powerful. thanks for sharing.

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

Ruthi, your words are eloquent and the pictures truly serve to enhance! Excellent job. God bless!

rainfield61 said...

There is a story.

A fisherman is told to expand his business whereby he can earn more money for more expansion.

For a better life whereby he can sit beside the seaside to enjoy beautiful sunset.

And actually he is enjoying the sunset right now.

Ginny said...

These photos are amazing! You can even see the pollen dust on the bee's legs! This reminds me of the saying "Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it."

Dave said...

hi ruthi, your macros are getting better and better. well done.

Kimmy said...

Ruthi, how I love to visit your Refuge online. We often do not see that if we wanted more, we would receive. God tells us if we ask, he will provide.

Tes said...

Magnificent macros, Ruthi, and beautiful words! :)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very insightful post Ruthing...

Need - breeds contentment
Want - breeds greediness.

Like you said, it is in the aftermath of receiving that matters most.

A grateful heart is always blessed.

You are a blessing in the blogworld Ruthi. An inspiration.

Icy BC said...

Ruthi, you're extraordinary! I love your spiritual interpretation of life..Very inspiring, and the photos are stunning.

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