THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DAY.
9For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Notice in verse 12 it says "which hath" and later it says "who hath". Just something to ponder. How much does our thanksgiving to the Father have to do with out "meet-ness" or ability to partake of the inheritance that is provided for us? I venture say that it has a lot to do with it, but you consider it for yourself.
The point I wanted to make today (the first one was free :-) is that the word "hath" is past tense. These things have already been accomplished. We have been qualified, that is made able to be partakers, we have already been delivered, translated, redeemed and forgiven. It's when you and I put those things (what God has done and what He has promised) in the past tense in our own hearts and minds that we begin to see the benefits. So often, so many put these things off into the future, out into the sweet by and by or into someday. The provisions have been made, deliverance has been wrought and redemption has been accomplished. One way to begin and maintain your position in what God has done and given you is to give thanks. Oh you may not see the end, you may not see the full manifestation yet, but rest in this God is faithful, He does not change, He keeps His Word and nothing is impossible with Him.
Give Thanks to the Father, receive and enjoy all He has given you.