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Submitters Perspective

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INDEX to 2014 Submitters Perspective Articles

Who Is God and Why Should We Seek Him (January)
Heavenly Detox (January)
Knowledge (February)
Marvels of God (Part 1) (February)
Submission For World Peace (March)
Marvels of God (Part 2) (March)
Kindness (March)
Building Faith (April)
Only God Controls Life and Death (April)
Marvels of God (Part 3) (April)
Behavior of A Submitter (May)
Marvels of God (Part 4) (May)
Praying For the Believers (May)
Honesty (June)
Forest Fire (June)
Be Thankful (June)
From Scratch (June)
The Greatest Triumph (June)
Journeying Towards the Light (July)
Thoughts on Submission To God (July)
My Weight (July)

Who Guards The Planet? (August)
Jealousy, A Disease (August)
God’s Fairness (August)
Faith-Worthy (August)
Steadfastness in Tests (September)
Derailed (September)
Quran: Best Business Practices (September)
2014 Conference Report (September)
Charity (October)
Righteous Traits and How to Increase Them (October)
Giving Thanks (November)
Giving Thanks: some of God’s Provisions (November)
Thanksgiving: A Great Time for Giving Thanks to God (November)
Who Are Believers? (December)
Tools of the Devil (December)
Like Water and Mountain (December)
Contentment (December)

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Cultivating a Practice of Appreciation

Cont’d from page 3

  • · to create a car from scratch, but all we need to do to have a car is pay money, not build it ourselves—melting the metal, sewing the seats, etc.  It would take years to “earn” that car, but instead we can instantaneously get one in exchange for an affordable price given to us by GOD.

[22:36-37] … Once they are offered for sacrifice, you shall eat therefrom and feed the poor and the needy. This is why we subdued them for you, that you may show your appreciation. Neither their meat, nor their blood reaches GODHe has subdued them for you, that you may show your appreciation by glorifying GOD for guiding you

  • Remembering the awesome rewards of being appreciative vs. the severe consequences of turning unappreciative [14:7] Your Lord has decreed: “The more you thank Me, the more I give you.” But if you turn unappreciative, then My retribution is severe.

The reason we are here is because we were unappreciative of our Lord’s blessings, [17:27] The extravagant are brethren of the devils, and the devil is unappreciative of his Lord.
[100:6] The human being is unappreciative of his Lord.

Let’s not stay stuck in that error, instead actively develop our appreciation practices, and strive to thank GOD daily for all things seen and unseen, [2:152] ... remember Me, that I may remember you, and be thankful to Me; do not be unappreciative.