Could being thankful for God’s love change you?
What lies do we tell ourselves regarding our choices and the changes we need to make?
And how often do we choose to ignore one of the most important facts in God’s Word: we’ve been set free from sin’s dominion?
This is, indeed, a fact. If we’ve trusted Christ as our Lord and Savior, sin has no power to control us.
Romans 8:2 states,
For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. (ESV).
Why doesn’t our life reflect this?
God sent His own Son to die for us so we can be free from Satan’s control.
If you’re having a difficult time coming up with things to jot down on your “things I’m grateful for” list, consider adding “God’s love” at the top. Can you comprehend a more loving act than a perfectly holy God sending His own Son to be a sin offering for you and me? (verse 3). What have we done to deserve this kind of love?
Knowing this makes me want to thank God for His sacrifice (and grab hold of every bit of its meaning) more than ever.
Imagine holding to the truth of the book of Romans so tightly that all our choices reflected its truths and commands. What if the book of Romans became real to us? What if during this Thanksgiving season, we did all we could to understand and appreciate God’s sacrifice? By wholly committing to this quest, I’m convinced we could overcome the sinful behaviors we’ve struggled with for years.
This week, I’m asking God to teach me how to live His precepts throughout my day, especially in my relationships. Would you like God to teach you, too? To change you to be more like Him?
God’s Word is true. Jesus died to set us free from the law of sin and death. Ask God to give you a greater understanding of what this means for you. Then act on it.
Picture what this would mean if each of us resolved to honestly thank God for His love. If we fully appreciated His Son’s death and resurrection. How would it change our marriages? Our churches? Even our nation?
I don’t fully understand what Jesus’ death and resurrection have provided for me, but I’m determined to learn. And as I learn, I will thank Him over and over again for His profound and generous love.
What do you think?
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Amen, Sheryl, you always hit it on the nail what is needed to be told and heard!
Thank you, FellowBeliever. I must give God all the credit. Honest. After I read what I’ve written I KNOW it was His inspiration. I’m just honored He lets me be a part of it. 🙂
I hope you and your family enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving, FellowBeliever!
You and your family, too! There is still so much to be thankful for in spite of the turbulent times we live in.
Amen. I totally agree, FellowBeliever!!
No I can’t think of anything more loving than the Lord giving up His own life by death on a cross, and rising again on the third day and giving us everlasting life with Him. There isn’t anything to be more thankful for than this!! Wonderful sacrificial love given so we can live our lives here on earth without the bondage of sin and live with Him one day in Paradise!! Yes, I’m very thankful for my life, but more importantly everlasting life with our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ!! I’m also very grateful for my family and grandchildren to enjoy, as well. I’m thankful for my Lily that He allowed me to care for even though she is dying of Cancer. I’m also thankful for Him healing me from Covid-19. I have a lot to be thankful for this year, as now my whole family has had this dreaded disease, and survived it! Thanks Sheryl for always sharing your devotions that our Lord lays on your heart!! ❤
You’re quite welcome, of course, Kim. I praise God for His guiding me ~ and teaching me more of Himself ~ as I write.
I’m thankful God healed you and your family from Covid, Kim. And I pray for you all for the loss of your beloved dog.
(And thank you for stopping by Today Can Be Different.)
What a powerful and moving testimony, Kim! Thanks be to God for your sharing.
Thank you, Stephanie.