Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Basis

It is Thanksgiving week. We are seemingly on the downhill roller coaster to the end of the year. A year ago I wrote a blog entitled “Always Thankful”. Gratitude needs to be ongoing in our lives. If you are a person of faith in Jesus Christ, you have the following list of things to place as priority one on your list of things to remember. These are worth repeating every year especially at Thanksgiving time:

A Four Point Scriptural basis for your Thanksgiving Prayer

1. We have been forgiven of our sins
(Matthew 26:28)
“This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

2. We have right standing before God through His grace
2 Corinthians 5:21
“God made him who had no sin to be sin offering for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

3. We have been adopted as children of God.
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but
you received the Spirit of Sonship.”
(Romans 8:15).

4. We are unconditionally loved by the Father, the Maker of heaven and earth
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.”
(Romans 5:8).

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