He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. - Colossians 1:15-16

Friday, November 23, 2012

Five Minute Friday - Giving Thanks




Father as I meditate on Your loving-kindness and goodness
Thanksgiving comes from my heart and is on my lips

Thank You for sending Your Son to bear my sins upon the cross
Because of Christ, my sin debt was marked “Paid in Full”

Thank You for the blood of Jesus Christ
Which cleansed me from all my sin

Thank You for the Gift of Promise
The Holy Spirit, my Guarantee of a future spent with You

Thank You for redeeming this wretched sinner
Taking my heart of stone and giving me a heart of flesh

Thank You for clothing me
In the righteousness of Christ

Thank You for Your life giving Word
Like a river of life for my thirsty soul

Thank You for Your transforming power
Empowering and enabling me to walk victoriously over sin

Thank You for the promise of heaven
An eternity spent with You…the Lover of my soul


By Susan Wachtel
November 23, 2012



If you would like to participate in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday Challenge head over to her website “Tales from a Gypsy Mama”.  Be sure to read some of the entries from other writers.  I can promise you that you will be blessed.

5 comments:

Megan said...

Susan, your words are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing!

Tim and Richelle said...

5 minutes isn't long enough to even begin to adequately give thanks to God...

Appreciated your list here today! I'm giving thanks right along with you.

Ken said...

Hi Susan,
Amen, I thank God all the time for His forgiveness through Christ Jesus. Great post and God bless,
Ken

Wanda said...

Joining you in giving thanks & praise to our Lord. There is just so much to be thankful.

Ken said...

Hi Susan,
Thank you for visiting my blog and telling me about a sermon on 1 Thess. 5:18 from your church. I went and listened to it and was much blessed. A few years back when I was grieving my first wife's death I kept asking God, "I know I am suppose to be thankful in all things, but how can I be thankful in this?" I came to a deeper understanding, yet never could fully wrap my head around it. Maybe I still don't fully wrap my head around it, but what your pastor spoke sure did bring a much deeper understanding. When he spoke about "if God gave us what we deserved," that sure did hit the nail right on the head. Even in this, things could be a whole lot worse. Actually I should have died 3 times before I was saved or had met my first wife. We both got saved after we were married.
Well anyway, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you sharing this with me.
God bless,
Ken