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10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 9:  Thankful for Everything

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:20

always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

I am truly thankful for everything God has done for me and the plans He has for my future.  I am thankful for everything He has blessed me with, it’s more than I deserve. I’m thankful for my salvation and for the relationship I have with my Savior.  Above all else, I’m thankful for God’s love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness. I give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart.

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10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for Spiritual Freedom

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

 

I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior.  Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins.  I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death.  Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into His presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.

Change Begins with Ourselves  

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Verse of the Day:   2 Chronicles 7:14

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and I will forgive their sins and restore their land.

 

The lack of morality and having no relationship with God is what’s wrong with our society today.  How do we fix it? We humble ourselves, pray, seek God, and turn from our wicked ways.  If we do these things God will hear us, forgive us, and heal our land. To change the world, we must first change ourselves.

Know Your Worth

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Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 31:10

A wife of noble character who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies.

 

Your worth is found on the inside not on the outside.  Your character is worth more than fleeting beauty.  Nobel characteristics like honesty, generosity, and courage are more important than your dress size, bank account, or looks.  Your worth is found in God and your relationship with him, not in the opinions of others.  Jesus paid the ultimate price for you because you are worth far more than rubies.

Experience God for Yourself

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:8

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

 

I urge you to experience the infinite goodness of the Lord.  He is perfect in every way, the author of all good things, everything about him is good and he loves you.  Turn to him, put your hope in him, and put your trust in him alone.  He is the only one that can fill your heart with peace.  You will never know what it’s like to have a relationship with the Lord until you make an effort to really experience Him for yourself through prayer and reading the Word of God.

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Verse of the Day:  John 17:3

And this is eternal life that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

 

Do you know the Lord? Knowing who he is, is not enough.  Our goal in life should be to know Christ by having a deep and personal relationship with Him.  We need to make this our priority if we want to spend eternity in the presence of the Lord.

Christ Completes Me

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Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 3:19

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.  Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

 

We were created with a longing for Christ.  We unsuccessfully try to fill this emptiness with people, things, and projects.  But the truth is, only Jesus can satisfy your soul. only Jesus can make you whole.  It’s not enough just to know who he is, you need to personally experience the love of Christ in your life.