“The grateful heart that springs forth in joy is not acquired in a moment; it is the fruit of a thousand choices. It is a godly habit and pattern that over time becomes a new muscle in our spiritual make-up” (From my Choosing Gratitude calendar)
Rebecca over at Rebecca Writes has extended an invitation to join in on a month of thankfulness. Check out the link above for more information.
I was never quite able to finish my “Remembering the Reformers” blog series. My first few posts weren’t received well and that coupled with loss of time put a wrench in my plans. I did however have a chance to read and learn much about many reformers privately last month. I thank God that He has preserved the history of His people so we are able to know where the church has come from and what it has prevailed over. I find reading stories of the saints God has gifted the church over time to be of great encouragement.
Yesterday was Reformation Day. I am so thankful for what Martin Luther accomplished and that he, and others, were brave enough to stand on Scripture alone even when faced with death in many cases. I also couldn’t help but reflect on how in many ways the church is in need of a new reformation. I can see great similarities between Rome then and the greater Evangelical church now. It seems silliness has once again penetrated the church. I pray over time the Lord will continue to refine His people and draw them back to scripture and a pure form of worship.