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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

(78) Thanks for What?

As this holiday approaches many tweets are going out about giving thanks to those around you.  That is perfectly fine to do.  Many people deserve our thanks and gratitude for being part of our lives and making who we are today.  They are there to help us through those rough times and laugh with us through the good ones.  But even with all they do no one will ever compare to what Adonai gives us.
  • So that I could be healed, His body was wounded. (Isaiah 53:5)
  • So that I could prosper, He came as a carpenter and lived in poverty. (Mark 6:3)
  • So that I could live with dignity, He lived in humility. (Phil. 2:3-7)
  • So that my heart wouldn't be broken by this world, His was torn into.(John 19:34)
  • So that I could get through weakness, He became my strength.(Romans 8)
  • So that I would not be a slave to sin, He became my freedom.(Galat. 5:1)
  • So that I would not be deceived by lies, He became my truth.(John 14:6)
  • So that I could lift my head, He bowed His on the cross. (John 19:30)
  • So that I could feel like a son, He became My Father.(1 John 3:1)
  • So that I could be made perfect, He became my sin.(2 Cor 5:21)
  • So that when I am hungry, He became my bread. (John 6:35)
  • So that I could have peace, He was chastised. (Isaiah 53:5)
  • So that I could wear a crown of glory, He wore a crown of thorns. (Matthew 27:29)
  • So that I could live, He died. (The Bible)
Giving thanks for friends and family is needed.  And if you have a good fellowship with both friends and family you are blessed.  But even if you do not, you have One who is there for you.  The real thanksgiving is not about living in a country full of temporary freedoms but living in a Spirit that is full of everlasting freedom.
 
Thank you Jesus.

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