Wednesday, November 7, 2012

30 Days of Thanksgiving - Day 7

I am thankful for this day.

Ephesians 1:11 
"It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.  Long before we first heard of Christ...he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone."  

Psalm 118:24
"This is the day that the LORD has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it."

What is the day we rejoice and be glad in? The day that Jesus Christ became the sacrifice for our sins and became the cornerstone for us! It is the gate of the Lord that the righteous will enter. (verse 20) Not because of our righteousness, but the very righteousness of God that He gives us when we trust Jesus.
He has become our salvation! (verse 21) It’s the Lord’s doing. (verse 23) It is a gift we receive from Him. It is not deserved, but the benefit is HUGE! We become sons and daughters of God! We become co-heirs with Christ! We who come in the name of the Lord are blessed! (verse 26) God has given us the light of the world which is Jesus (verse 27) We give thanks to God because of His lovingkindness that will last forever! (verse 28 & 29)
So, yes,  I say rejoice in every day. It is a gift from God. But next time we hear someone say, “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it,” think about what that really means. God’s only son who was God made flesh died for us so that we could enter into His presence and live there forever! The day that He did that for the whole world is worthy of our praise EVERY DAY indeed!!!
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the gracious opportunity of another day, a day appointed by You with purpose, a day to rejoice and to be glad for what You have done for me and the whole world.  Thank You for the gift of Your Son that affords me to be in His presence this day and for all eternity.  May each new day that You give me be one that serves Your purpose for me and brings glory to Your name.  In Jesus Name, Amen
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