Being Thankful

I am thankful that I try, but fail to be a man after Gods own heart.

I am thankful that I try to tell people, even though it generally falls on deaf ears, about the Truth of God and their need to prepare for the coming judgment.

I am thankful that I try to live daily for Jesus, yet more often than not I fail to do so.

I am thankful that I am a sinner, SAVED by God’s Grace, through Faith Alone, through Christ Alone.

I am thankful for God’s Mercy to me and that He sent His Son to die on that Cross for me to save me from myself.

I am thankful that Jesus left me a helper (the Holy Spirit) who lives inside of me so when I am weak He is Strong.

And finally, I am thankful that the passion that burns within me is to share the Messiah of Israel, the Christ of Christmas with all of you and anyone else that God brings me an opportunity to speak with.

I am truly humbled by Gods ability to use cracked pots of clay for His Glory. We do our best to derail HIS purposes. But still His Will gets done in our lives as He arranges meetings in time between His seed planters and the hearts of those whom He has pre-destined to receive the seeds.

May you all Praise God from Whom all Blessings flow. May you all give HIM GLORY and HONOR every day you live on this planet; because HE is in control of it all…and for that I am very thankful.



Something to be Thankful For

In my Christian walk this has always been a difficult concept to get my mind around. But this excerpt from one of Max Lucado’s books brings it to life for me.

Jesus promised “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper to be with you forever—the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot accept him, because it does not see him or know him. But you know him, because he lives with you and will be in you”.

Can you imagine that?

Note the dwelling place of God—“in you”. Not near us. Not above us. Not around us. But in us. In part of us we don’t even know. In the heart no one else has seen. In the hidden recesses of our being dwells, not an angel, not a philosophy, not a genie, but GOD.

Could it be what they say is true?

It wasn’t enough for HIM to appear in a bush or dwell in the temple?

It wasn’t enough for HIM to become human flesh and walk on the earth?

It wasn’t enough to leave HIS word and the promise of HIS return?

HE had to go further. HE had to take up residence in us.

The Apostle Paul penned, “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit?”

Perhaps you didn’t know God would go that far to make sure you got home.

Man says, look inside yourself and find self.

God says, look inside yourself and find God.

How awesome and wonderful our God Is. It is not by our power, but through HIS power in us, that we are guaranteed our flight back home.