There's a beautiful song by Matt Redman called 10,000 Reasons. The words give life to the reminder in our hearts of all the things God has done which brings us to the place of worship.
As I was spending time with God, He began to remind me about a handful of things we've walked through together and as I was giving thanks and lost in worship, I began to think of you.
Yes you. And the Lord has at least 10,000 reasons why you are the one for Him.
You are the apple of His eye. (Psalm 17:8)
You are unconditionally loved. (Romans 8:38-39)
You are forgiven. (1 John 2:12)
You are adopted into His family. (Ephesians 1:5)
God makes me whole. (Colossians 2:10)
I am never alone. (Joshua 1:9)
He gives me peace. (John 14:27)
He gives me joy. (John 15:11)
He calms my mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
He sent His Son to save you (John 3:16)
He values you.
These are only a few of the 10,000 reasons as He has expressed His utter passion for you.... yes you.
What's even more amazing is that not only has He done all of these things and so much more, but He has put in you the ability to make a difference for others. You have life giving power working inside of you, but it's more than you need. The measure He has poured out for you is for you to share and there are people all around you that are looking for the life you've been given.
This is the challenge. Begin to pray each day for the Lord to reveal to you who it is He planned for you to share His love with, and then do it. It can be hard at first, but the more you give, the more you want to give and the more you give, the more God pours into you.
God has great plans for you and He will use you to change neighbourhoods, workplaces, schools, cities and nations. I know that because you're the one that He changed, you're going to be the one that will change the lives of others.
There are 10,000 reasons how He has shown His love for us, which leads us to 10,000 reasons to thank the Lord and the next step is the 10,000 reasons why we want to give back, help others and see His message of Hope reach each individual of this world. This is your time, start your 10,000 reason road and let's each make our amazing God available to everyone we encounter.
"Then Jesus came to them and said,“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with youalways, to the very end of the age.”