Is Our Gratitude Rooted In The Unshakeable?

“Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakeable, let us be thankful and please God by worshipping Him with holy fear and awe.” – Hebrews 12:28
That’s the word that keeps coming back to me as I’ve reflected on this verse over the last few days.
Think about it: there’s nothing in our lives that’s unshakeable except for our God and His Kingdom. To be clear, unshakeable doesn’t mean we’ll never experience pain or failure in this world.
But despite the pain.

Despite the failure.

Despite the hardships.

Despite the suffering.

We have received a Kingdom that is unshakeable.
A Kingdom that cannot be stripped away, destroyed or diminished. The gift of His unshakeable Kingdom is enough to praise Him. It’s enough to be grateful.
Yet sometimes, it’s so easy for us to put more of our confidence into inferior sources. We find security and comfort in things that are shakeable.
Careers. Money. Stuff. Status.
All of which are shakeable. Completely lacking in comparison to our great God.
This week, as we journal our gratitude, let’s make sure our hearts are centered on being grateful for the unshakeable gifts of His Kingdom.

By |2017-08-07T01:58:10-04:00November 8th, 2015|Faith|2 Comments

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  1. Alecia December 7, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I’ve read this post a few times over the past month but I came back to it again, today, and a few thoughts came to mind. A few years back, the word “unshakeable” kept arising in my spirit as well and I believe that it was because the Lord knew what was in store in the upcoming months – years (personally), just as He is aware of what is happening and will be happening in our world now. This life that we live should solely be about reverencing and fearing the Lord above all else. Not fearing what is happening around us, to us, or even within us. We are instructed to worship Him and to be amazed at the power and blessings that He desires to bestow on us. If we place too much value or pressure on ourselves then we are trusting in something that is “shakeable”. If we look around us and see what terrible things seem to be happening on a daily basis we are trusting in the “shakeable”. In trusting in these areas, we often times become anxious and fearful in our own eyes. The Lord instructs in His word that we are to “be anxious for nothing” but we are to simply “make our requests known to Him” – in this we begin to trust in the unshakeable love of our Father which is a miraculous gift. As we trust Him, He will help us to become more grounded, standing firm in the face of adversity no matter what comes our way. There is such a peace in that and it’s such a simple thing to do if we will just shift our thinking and keep it all in perspective. Thanks for the uplifting and encouraging words! Looking forward to more in the upcoming new year!

  2. Julie Ryans January 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    I just LOVE this and NEEDED to be reminded of this again — a Kingdom that is unshakeable and a God that NEVER FAILS!! Amen!

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