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This has been a year full of anxiety and uncertainty for everyone. We have been dealing with a pandemic that is not showing signs of going away any time soon. We have seen racial tensions and hate destroying cities. We have been political pawns in a Presidential race that has become a war of Democrats vs. Republicans. Now we sit and wait to see what will happen to this beautiful country in the next 4 years.

We can sit and wait in fear or we can take time in this month of Thanksgiving to remember the good things that have happened. There have been good things. Here are 5 things that I am grateful for:

  1. My Family – I love my family. I am grateful for a family that sticks together and never gives up on each other. We are not perfect, but we accept each others imperfections and show each other grace.
  2. Technology – I am so grateful for the ability to video chat my daughter when she is stationed overseas. I am grateful for the ability to watch our church services online when in person services are suspended. I am grateful for the ability to write my blog posts that reach people around the world and hopefully will encourage someone.
  3. Simplicity – I am grateful for the simple things in life. I am grateful for the freedom that is gained in not being trapped by material possessions. I am grateful for the ability to pursue my God given passion.
  4. Provision – I am grateful to a God that provides for me even when I wander aimlessly. I am grateful for the miracles that God works on my behalf.
  5. Life – I am grateful for life. I struggle with a few health issues, but I am ALIVE!!!

These are only 5 of the things that I am grateful for. I challenge you to take some time this month or next month to find out what you are grateful for. What good things have happened for you this year? What are you grateful for?

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identity in Christ

 

I have spent a lifetime (42 years to be exact) believing the lies of Satan. I believed that I was a failure. I believed that I would never accomplish anything worthwhile. I believed that I was nothing. I believed that I could never be used by God. Satan does a great job of convincing us that we will never be good enough, but it is a lie. Satan is a liar! Do not believe anything that he says! I am here to tell you the truth. God’s truth, that comes straight from his word. God is not a liar. God will never contradict himself, so what he says about us, we can believe as the truth. I have listed a few of the truths about our true identity found in the Bible:

  • I Am A Joint Heir With Christ– Romans 8: 16-17
  • I Am Alive With Christ– Ephesians 2:5
  • I Am The Light Of The World– Matthew 5:14
  • God Delights In Our Well-Being– Psalm 35:27
  • I Am More Than A Conqueror Through Christ– Romans 8:37
  • I Belong To A Royal Priesthood– 1 Peter 2:9
  • I Am God’s Adopted Child– Ephesians 1:5
  • I Am An Ambassador For Christ– 2 Corinthians 5:20
  • I Am Forgiven Of All My Sins And Washed In The Blood– Ephesians 1:7
  • I Am Redeemed From The Curse Of sin, Sickness, and Poverty– Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Galatians 3:13
  • I Am Greatly Loved By God– Romans 1:7; Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4
  • I Am Submitted To God, And The Devil Flees From Me Because I Resist Him In The Name Of Jesus– James 4:7
  • It Is Not I Who Live, But Christ Lives In Me– Galatians 2:20
  • For God Has Not Given Us A Spirit Of Fear; But Of Power, Love, And A Sound Mind-2 Timothy 1:7
  • I can do all things through Christ Jesus-Philippians 4:13

Take some time to meditate on these verses and let the truth of God’s love find it’s way into your heart. God wants nothing more than for you to believe how special you are to him.

Some of the above scriptures were found at http://www.joycemeyer.org.

 

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