Category Archives: gratitude
As we begin the new year, we have the pleasure of leaving behind us previous hurts and mistakes (hopefully learning from them) and looking ahead to what sort of new life God has in store for us. “Do not call … Continue reading
Does God forget sin?
Does God forget our sin? What does David mean when he says, “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Isaiah … Continue reading
The Thoroughness of Forgiveness
Although we feel like we struggle with many difficult life circumstances, the biggest problem we face in life is our sin. Our life-long sin pattern keeps us from the God who loves us. If this barrier is not dealt with, … Continue reading
“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.” … Continue reading
Life Changing Gratitude
In Victor Hugo’s les Miserables, Jean Valjean’s life was forever changed by the kindness and forgiveness he received from the priest, from whom he had stolen silver . He went on through life feeling compelled to help and forgive others, as … Continue reading
Paul rightly puts forth the reason we should feel compelled to live a godly life: that God saved our lives, in this world and in the next. This puts on us a pleasant moral obligation to live a life of grateful … Continue reading
At this gift-giving time of the year, I think about the real Gift that was given, the Gift about which the whole Christmas holiday revolves. As I read Isaiah 53, I am reminded of the magnitude of God’s gift to us and … Continue reading
Who is Grateful?
Richard is grateful for the Faithful Shepherd who has patiently led him along in a very happy and fulfilling life. Discovering a relationship with God, he has moved from a life characterized by worried performance to one of grateful resting. He … Continue reading