Whenever we refer to someone’s work in a paper we write, or whenever we quote someone in a talk, it is always important that we give credit to whoever’s work or words we mention. We do this by either referencing them, giving a quick “shout-out”, or by way of a footnote.
Now here’s a thought for you, if it is important for us to give credit to others for their work is it not even more important for us to give credit to God for His work?
By praising and acknowledging God daily, we help others (along with ourselves) see His influence in our lives. We begin to see, and link back all of the blessings we have experienced to Him. In essence, we begin to make footnotes to God.
When we share our beliefs with family, friends, co-workers, and anyone else we may encounter we don’t want to force our beliefs upon people. We want them to wonder and ask questions about it. We don’t just want to tell people that blessings come from God, we want to show them.
As we strive to help others see the origin of the blessings, joy, and tender mercies, we help people see the hands of God at work.
So the next time you find yourself thinking something like “what a coincidence”, or “wow, I’m so lucky”, stop, take a breath, realize that you have just received a blessing, and then take a moment to make a footnote to God.
About the Author:
Born in Miami in the year 1994, Jonathan grew up an avid Heat fan. Upon finishing High School, he chose to serve a two year religious mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), spending several months in Los Angeles, California, and over a year in São Paulo, Brazil, helping others overcome drug and alcohol addictions, providing community service, and ultimately helping others come unto Christ. Upon finishing, he began college and is currently majoring in Finance, and Marketing.