Thursday, November 21, 2019

"Give Thanks"

“Give Thanks”


I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that He considered me trustworthy, appointing me to His service.      1 Timothy 1:12

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.        1 Timothy 1:14


This is part of the Apostle Paul’s testimony, and like the Apostle, I THANK Christ Jesus, who gives me the STRENGTH, INSIGHT and the CONSIDERATION of being TRUSTWORTHY with the PRECIOUS, WONDERFUL WORD of the LIVING GOD. To disperse the WORD, in LOVE and COMPASSION to those, whom He SHED His PRECIOUS, CLEANSING, LIFE-GIVING BLOOD FOR.


The Apostle Paul was in the last part of his ministry, and he started to reminisce and write to Timothy, about his conversion.  His thoughts took him back to the way he WAS, before Christ confronted him.  He was a BLASPHEMER, a PERSECUTOR and a VIOLENT MAN.  BUT because of GOD’S ABUNDANT MERCY, Paul was MIRACULOUSLY CHANGED into the man, God WANTED him to be.  Therefore, Paul could pen his TRUE, HEARTFELT, FEELINGS, from His HEART of GRATITUDE, when he said:  “The GRACE of our LORD was poured out on me ABUNDANTLY, along with the FAITH and LOVE that are in CHRIST JESUS.”  God had to CHANGE Paul in order to USE Paul in His Service. 


And the SAME is TRUE of BELIEVERS, today.  We MUST COME to GOD with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, and be WILLING TO TURN AWAY FROM our sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD.  And CONFESS our sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS.  BELIEVING, with ALL our HEART, that JESUS DIED for US, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for us, before God.  Then we MUST ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and let God CHANGE US into what He WANTS us to be.  And to be able to spend ALL ETERNITY in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and to ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, and GIVE THANKS!!  DO this NOW, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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