Without God’s Grace in my life I wouldn’t, couldn’t agree to anything that would give God acclaim. Before my redemption and release from sin I was bound to pursue darkness and the gods that live in it.
Choosing Christ was an impossibility before Grace gave me faith. Now, I can now desire to “sing praises to You, [Jesus Christ] before the gods.”
God’s blessed Grace allows me to make this Thanksgiving Resolution: To offer up wholehearted Praise to my Savior regardless of my circumstances. He is worthy! He is good!
I will thank You!
I will praise You!
I will obey You!
I will glorify You!
I will trust You!
In the good and secure times, I will give You thanks for Your provision and Your steadfast love.
In the dark and dreadful times I will give You praise for Your Eternal Presence and giving me songs in the night.
In times of difficult and painful decisions, I will give You my obedience as I find Your comfort and peace.
In times of my acclaim, I will graciously receive it with humility, always acknowledging Your goodness and mercy to me.
In times of correction and development, I will trust in Your unfailing and unerring love for me.
With upraised hands in joyful surrender and unbound thanksgiving I say, “I will!”
:: This thanksgiving, why not read Psalm 138 aloud during your festivities. Make time to thank God for what He has done in your lives. Resolve to sing praises to Him and exalt Him above the gods of this world! ::
You have influence.
People are listening to you. People are watching you.
Every. Single. Day.
Jesus Christ, the Light of Life, dwells in you. He uses you to display His glory to those who are still in darkness. You serve as a guide pointing people to Him.
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing; 15 so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:14-15 (NASB)
Don’t hide His glorious, life-giving light under a bushel interwoven with grumbling. Don’t douse it with a flood of imaginations and arguments.
Burn with steady radiance derived from a constant connection to the Word of God. Hold fast to it and hold it out for all to see.
There’s a world of people looking for the Hope that illumines you.
Hello! My name is Vicki Johnson, aka, gracefilledgirl.