A day for giving thanks.
But there are many who do not know who to thank or what to give
thanks for. As for me, I thank God for faith. For He has given
everyone a measure of faith. God has also given everyone the ability
to make decisions, the ability to choose for our own selves what we
will do with the faith which He has given us.
There is an old life maxim; "The
choices we make dictate the life that we lead. To thine ownself be
Deut. 30:19; "I call
heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set
before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose
life, that both you and your descendents may live."
What better way to be
true to thine ownself than to choose life with God. Choosing to have
faith in God does not make you perfect in all that you do. Everyone
makes wrong decisions and fails (sins), some more often others less
often. When your faith is in God, if you fail (sin) you are
forgiven. But if your faith is somewhere other than in God and you
fail (sin), you are not forgiven. Rms 3:22-24; "Even the
righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on
all who believe. For there is no difference; for all have sinned and
fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus."
I thank God that my
salvation comes through the faith He has given me and that it is not
based on the good or bad things which I have done. Eph. 2:8-9; "For
by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of
yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should
I thank God for faith,
faith to believe that He loves me and all of mankind. John 3:16-18;
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in
Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned
already, because he has not believed in the name of the only
begotten Son of God."
God has given everyone
faith and the ability to choose how to use it. I pray that you will
choose life and not death, choose blessing and not cursing. If you
want to chose life and blessing, this is the way. Rms 10:8-10, 13; "
But what does it say? The word is near you, in your mouth and in
your heart (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you
confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart
that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with
the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth
confession is made unto salvation. For whoever calls on the name of
the Lord shall be saved."
To thine ownself be true,
have faith in God. There are many Churches close to where ever you
may live. Please find one that teaches and preaches Jesus Christ
Lord of lords, and King of kings.
Praise God, Hallelujah,
Please feel free to write me at:
PO Box 822
Warsaw, Mo. 65355