Thank You for Saving me!
Psalm 51:12-13 “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You.”
We had a great time volunteering at the Salvation Army this Saturday. It is always good to fellowship with the residents, share the love of Jesus, and serve. We cleaned, landscaped, bible study, and arts & crafts with the kids. I believe this is just as encouraging for us as it is for those that are currently staying at the Salvation Army. We are grateful for the partnership with them.
Gal 6:2 says, “Let us bear one another’s burdens to fulfill the law of the Lord.” This weekend was an emotional rollercoaster for me and my family. Nothing life threatening, but we find ourselves walking in a season between prayer submitted, and prayer answered. At the end of the day we are completely trusting and secured in God’s grace. Each one of my brothers in arms showed up in the clutch with moral support, and prayers. We would appreciate your prayers too!
Even as I go through different struggles and hardships in life, I find myself most excited and grateful for the work that God has done and is doing in my life, and the life of many others. We closed our series Step by Step this past Sunday by highlighting the greatest and most significant miracle performed for all mankind- SALVATION! David in his time of despair cried out that God would “restore the joy of salvation” within him. The joy of salvation is what motivates us and reminds us that God is real, and active in our lives. The most dangerous place for us to be is out of the will of God, and the best place for us to be is in the arms of our Savior!
Family and friends, the work of Jesus Christ has given us access to the Father, and eternal life, and all we have to do is accept it. I am convinced that when we are grateful for salvation it changes how we live our lives! When we recognize the many ways we have been blessed with life through the Cross it should increase our motivation to live a life that says THANK YOU to Jesus!
As we enter into this Thanksgiving holiday week, let us be most thankful for what has been given- Jesus Christ. We have been offered forgiveness of our sins, healing in our brokenness, and strength in our weaknesses. Before we cut a turkey, eat sweet potato pie, or sit back to watch football, take out time to share with your family and friends what you are most thankful for!