Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2
Each Monday, I share here a growing list of thankfulness. I do this, not because it makes me better, or holy, or pure — only the Gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to do that. I give thanks to keep myself humble. I give thanks because my Master has told me to do so; not, because it’s the hip, trendy thing to do right now. I know having a “gratitude list” over a million numbers long will not increase my chances of entering glory. It plays, no part in my salvation.
Please, sweet reader, never be fooled into believing you can work, write, or number your way to heaven.Jesus Christ, the Lord, is the only way. Nothing you do will ever be good enough before God because you were born a child of wrath. We all were. No one ever has or ever will live a sinless life – aside from Christ. Look to Jesus, and him alone, for your redemption and salvation — you are deceived if you think it lies within yourself.
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
132. Jesus once for all sacrifice on the Cross.
133. The beautiful, inspiring picture of a sinful human being obedient to God we find in Mary, the mother of Christ. What encouragement we can find in her.
134. Watching my daughter be inspired and encouraged as we read about saints and martyrs gone before us. Saturday night we finished up Gladys Alyward.
135. Providence. I will forever be in awe of seeing the hand of God in my life and in the world.
136. My Lord being my comfort, my shield, and the one that sustains me always.
137. A sermon last night about the Holiness of God – one of the most captivating doctrines I have ever known.
138. A chance to celebrate life in the womb with friends yesterday.
139. The common grace of beautiful music. God is so gracious to His creation.
140. The sound of rain as I drift off to sleep.