Recently, I've been encouraged by websites that take time to recount the blessings of the Lord. So I've decided to make today - Thankful Thursday.
Take a few moments to read the following passage from Ephesians:
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace," (Ephesians 1:3-7; KJV).
Wow! If you're a child of the King, these verses spell out at least 6 reasons to be thankful. Can you find them?
*I'm blessed (v. 3)
*I'm chosen (v. 4)
*I'm adopted (v. 5)
*I'm accepted (v. 6)
*I'm redeemed (v. 7)
*I'm forgiven (v. 7)
Some other things I'm thankful for this week:
*a fantastic family
*the opportunity to write and share the truths of God's Word
Now it's your turn to join in! What are you thankful for this week?
And if you've been waiting on the edge of your seat to learn who the winner of last week's giveaway is...may I have a drum roll please?! A BIG congratulations goes out to: Karen Lange!! She is the winner of a signed copy of The Art of Norma Boeckler! Way to go Karen! And a special thank you to all who participated in the drawing! Have a beautiful week and God bless!