From the Heidelberg Catechism, part three: gratitude:
Q. We have been delivered from our misery by God’s grace alone through Christ and not because we have earned it: why then must we still do good?
A. To be sure, Christ has redeemed us by his blood. But we do good because Christ by his Spirit is also renewing us to be like himself, so that in all our living we may show that we are thankful to God for all he has done for us,^1 and so that he may be praised through us.^2 And we do good so that we may be assured of our faith by its fruits,^3 and so that by our godly living our neighbors may be won over to Christ.^4
God has done so much for me! I could make a gratitude list every hour of every day and still never cover it all!
41. Frugal tips from wiser women.
43. Peace & rest in the midst of changes and challenges.
45. God’s perfect timing. My times are in His hands. What a comforting thought!
46. More time at home.
47. The desire to study doctrine and grow in knowledge.
48. Sisters giggling together.
49. Warm sweaters and scarfs.
^1 Rom. 6:13; 12:1-2; 1 Pet. 2:5-10
^2 Matt. 5:16; 1 Cor. 6:19-20
^3 Matt. 7:17-18; Gal. 5:22-24; 2 Pet. 1:10-11
^4 Matt. 5:14-16; Rom. 14:17-19; 1 Pet. 2:12; 3:1-2