Today I am thankful for...
I hope your day is filled with love!
Today I am thankful that the love of God, the grace of God and the goodness of God are bigger than any of my failures. I am thankful that my status with God is not based on what I do, but on what Jesus did for me. One of the most famous statements that Jesus ever made is recorded in the account of John where Jesus says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
There are so many things to be thankful for in this life, but the greatest gift we could ever receive is the gift of everlasting life. What Jesus offers us is so ridiculous, so absurd, so over the top that many of us simply cannot accept it. Jesus offers us freedom from our pain, shame and past. He offers us the free gift of everlasting life and the guarantee of His presence with us all the days of our life. That is too good to be true, but that is Jesus.
If you are reading this and you have not received the free gift of everlasting life that is found only in Jesus I want to encourage you to do that today. You can pray like this: “Jesus I know I have fallen short of your perfect standard, but I also know that you made a way for me to receive forgiveness. I believe you are God and today I want to make you my God and the leader of my life. In Jesus name, amen.”
If you just prayed that prayer and meant it with all your heart then you have just received the gift of everlasting life. You can go to bed tonight knowing that for all eternity you will be in heaven. That is certainly worth being thankful for! If you just prayed I want you to send me a note on my contact page that says, "I prayed". When you do that I will send you a booklet I wrote that further explains your wonderful decision.
How did you meet Christ? Please share in the comments below.