10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for Spiritual Freedom

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Verse of the Day: Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

I’m thankful for the freedom that allows me to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior. Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins. I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death.  Because of God’s love and mercy, we are free to have a relationship with Him. We have spiritual freedom to come into his presence to praise and worship Him, and for that I am thankful.

Grace, Compassion and Mercy

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 145:8

The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in mercy.

Where would we be if not for God’s grace, compassion, patience and mercy?  We serve a mighty God who can do anything and although we don’t deserve any of His compassion and goodness, He still loves us. He loves us so much and is so merciful that He sent His only Son to come into the world to redeem sinners by dying on the cross and paying the ultimate price for our sin. Proclaim with me the Lord’s greatness; let us praise His name together! (Psalm 34:3)

Set Free

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Verse of the Day:  Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

 

As a child of God we have been freed from a life of sin and because Jesus died on the cross for us we are freed from the chains that bind us. There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain that tries to restrain us and keep us in a life of sin. If you are born again you are a new creation with a new way of thinking. You have been given a second chance to be who God created you to be.  Don’t go back to whatever sin God has already freed you from. Stand firm in your faith and be victorious!

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for Spiritual Freedom

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

 

I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior.  Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins.  I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death.  Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into his presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.

God’s Mercy   

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Verse of the Day:  Titus 3:5

he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit

 

God mercifully sent his only Son to pay for our sins so that we could be made right with God. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we receive a spiritual cleansing and are made new. We’re not saved by anything righteous we’ve done, but by what Jesus did when he died on the cross and it is all because of God’s mercy.

The Life That I Now Live

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Verse of the Day:  Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in my body, I live by faith, indeed, by the faithfulness of God’s Son, who loved me and gave himself for me.

 

The words repeat themselves in my head, “the life that I now live”.  It’s only by God’s grace and mercy I have “the life that I now live”.  It was not so long ago I lived a different life, a life focused on myself, a life without purpose or peace.  In order to get to where I am today I had to leave that life in the past. I had to surrender my life to God and focus on the future He has planned for me.   Now, because of God’s love, I live not on my own power or strength but through faith in Jesus Christ who loves me so much He died on the cross for me. I had to stop living in the past and start living by faith. Because He died for me, I now live my life for Him.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for Spiritual Freedom

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

 

I am thankful for the freedom to be able to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior.  Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins.  I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death.  Because of God’s love and mercy, we can have a relationship with Him, we can come into His presence to praise and worship Him and for that I am thankful.