Saturday, March 06, 2010

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith," Hebrews 12:2

"After faith comes gratitude. The sinner says, "I trust in the incarnate God to save me. I believe he has saved me." Well, what is the natural result? The soul being grateful, thankful, how can it help exclaiming, "Blessed be God for this unspeakable gift!" and "Blessed be His dear Son who so freely laid down His life for me!" It were not natural at all, it were something less even than humanity, if the sense of such favor did not beget gratitude."-Charles Spurgeon

A thankful heart is genuine fruit of a sinner who has been accepted by the Lord in the death and life of Jesus Christ.

I may not be as grateful as I should be, or as often as I need to be, but I can say to Christ, unashamed, "Thank You Lord for having mercy on me, and for dying for me; for taking my sin upon Your holy body, that was broken, beaten, and had thorns driven into it's sacred brow. And for allowing sinful rebels to pierce Your perfect hands of love, and lovely feet, which brought the Gospel to these same sinners, who shed Your precious blood."

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever;" Psalm 136:1-3


mommanator said...

thanks for the reminder this am, It is so wonderful to thank him! it puts it all into PERFECT place!

Hey I'm coming to Md in a couple of weeks, please tell me the snow is gone!

donsands said...

Yep, it's just about all gone! There are some small hills of snow here and there, but for the most part the white stuff has melted.

hanks for stoppin' by sister. God bless.