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Thursday, November 22, 2012
So much to be thankful for
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. -2 Corinthians 2:14-15
What a privilege it is to be able to bring the love of God to others. As the verse says, we ought to be a pleasant aroma to all those we cross paths with. May we make the most of every opportunity; not to preach, not to tell people where they are going wrong, because trust me- they already know. What they need to know is that our Father is all forgiving, merciful, and loves each of us as individuals. No matter what we've done, no matter where we are in our lives, he is there for us the moment we seek him with our whole hearts.
Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.-2 Corinthians 4:1
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.- 2 Corinthians 4:6-7
We are nothing but jars of clay; bodies that are easily broken, but for as long as we last we are vessels that can be used for God's purpose. I thank God for the honor of having him live inside of me in the form of the Holy Spirit, who guides us and comforts us.
I thank God my Father for radically changing my life. I was surely blind, but he opened my eyes to see. I was once despondent, not sure why I was here; but now I know. I'm here to spread this very great love of God, even if it is only in my very small ways. He changed my heart, and when my heart changed, so did my life. What words can express my gratitude? He has made me a new creation; an offer he makes to each of us.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them...
-2 Corinthians 5:17-19
I am so thankful that God has forgiven the sins of my past and given me a new life!
I feel like David did when he wrote:
I will exalt you, O Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave, you spared me from going down into the pit. sing to the Lord you saints of his; praise his holy mane. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.- Psalm 30:1-5 (emphasis mine)