Appreciating I used to sit and wait on the Lord to fill me with His Holy Spirit and I'd be there with expectation, but wouldn't receive the feelings of the presence of God like I have, and expected. But does a Father not want His children to show great appreciation for what they have before He gives them more? Like I said in another thread I believe true appreciation is putting great effort into seeking for things to appreciate, not just appreciating the new things and the things you're currently amused and satisfied with. Seeking, rather for anything you can appreciate and thank the Lord for. I just have a feeling the more you do that, the more He'll happily give you. He wants us to be under His grace fully and have life abundantly right? But He's doing us a favor by teaching us to appreciate what we have before we get more. We'll benefit from it more that way.