Feeling grateful today. After some significant knee pain for about a month, I went to the orthopedic doctor. He was able to give me an injection in my knee and already the pain is significantly lower.
I know that all health and healing is from the LORD. I know that He uses sickness and pain in our lives for His good purpose and plan. I can trust God who is good and sovereign in all things.
I’m prayerful that the pain relief will last and today give thanks with a grateful heart. I give thanks that He has helped me each day in dealing with the pain.
In light of the recent elections I was reminded at how grateful I am to live in a free country and that I am able to exercise my freedom to vote.
In the United States the right to vote is a privilege and responsibility that is taken all too lightly.
Lord, let me always be mindful of the sacrifice of our founding fathers and the men and women who have served this country, fought and even laid down their lives so that we might be free.
To those who know me…it’s no surprise that my top list of things I’m thankful for relate to God and His word. Continuing on in that same vein I thank God for pastors, teachers and churches that are committed and faithful to preach and teach the full counsel of God’s word.
I have been abundantly blessed by God to sit under pastors who have been gifted by God. Pastors who diligently study God’s word so they can feed and care for the flock. They strive to present the bride of Christ, the church, as holy and blameless, sanctified and set apart, holy and dedicated unto Him.
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. – Acts 20:26-27
Pastor Philip De Courcy
Pastor Chuck Obremski
Pastor John MacArthur
Pastor John Piper
As I reflect on the many blessings from God…one of the most important is the Word of God.
The Bible is God’s revelation given to man…it is God breathed. Through reading God’s word I can know the mind and heart of God. Because God is so far beyond our comprehension…I can study the Bible for a lifetime and never fully know God…barely scratching the surface. In the scriptures God has revealed Himself, His will and His good and perfect plan for our lives. In the Bible God has given us truth…He has given us light to drive out the darkness.
Through the word of God, I learned of the Father’s plan of salvation offered to me through His Son Jesus Christ. Through the reading of God’s word, the Holy Spirit corrects, convicts and encourages me. I am washed and renewed through the study of God’s word.
I can hold a Bible in my hand without fear of persecution and I praise God that I have been educated and am able to read God’s word for myself. Through the Holy Spirit I can understand the Bible.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I thought it would be appropriate to take some time each day and give thanks to God for the many blessings that He has lavished on me.
First and foremost I am thankful to God for my salvation that He freely gave me through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. Jesus paid the penalty for my sin. He bought me off slave market of sin…He ransomed me paying the bill in full with His own blood.
It’s amazing to contemplate that before the foundations of the world were laid that God the Father chose me…the wretched, sinful, unworthy person that I am. He set me free. Free from the penalty of sin, free from the power of sin and one day I will be freed from the presence of sin. Hallelujah…what a Savior!
How about you…what are you most thankful for?