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Give Thanks (I knoow I am late)

November 29, 2010

Being grateful for me starts with knowing what was going to be the end result if it was not for Christ’s work on the cross.

Being thankful only starts once you realize what you deserved, and then what you received.

If you believe in Christ, then at some point you were going to hell and God saved you. This is the starting point for being thankful for what we have. If ever you walk away from being thankful for this reason, there is a good chance you think you have created life for yourself. And at that point I think you are moving past the cross and Christ’s grace and on to something else… I don’t know what that something is though. You can be grateful for many things, but whether God has given you a great life with no pain or He has given you a horrible life where everything goes bad for you, if you believe in Christ then you always have a foundation to be thankful.

I like to think about it this way…

  • I am saved because of God and His son, not because I said a sinners prayer.
  • If I have success in business or ministry it is because of God.
  • If my world crumbles and falls to bits, it is because of God.

Can ya dig?

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2017:22-31&version=ESV

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 29, 2010 7:31 pm

    If you drop a football pass in the endzone; it’s because of God….=P

    You are such a Reformed guy, I love ya for that.

    • Benjamin Davis permalink*
      November 30, 2010 9:34 pm

      God wanted us to win that game on Sunday. Actually I don’t think it mattered but I will take it.

      I am telling you, you really ought to dig in, you will like what you find.

      • November 30, 2010 9:49 pm

        I know where I stand on some of the theology. I am definitely a molinist.

  2. November 30, 2010 9:01 am

    Once we start acting like we ‘deserve’ more than what we have, we’re telling God to give us what we deserve: death and hell. God has been SO gracious to us. Even the problems and pains we have in this world are reasons we should praise Him. Why? Because 1) they are platforms for us to tell the world that He’s still good in this, 2) it’s a privilege to suffer for Him, and 3) these few years on earth, no matter how painful, are nothing compared to the joy we’ll experience in Glory. Amen!

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