Friday, February 17, 2012

Gratefulness


There are bloggers who write posts about being grateful. So I was thinking about some of the things I am most grateful for......

I am grateful for each new day that the Lord gives me. It is certainly a gift. I am to celebrate life and use the day in a worthy way.

I am grateful for a dear sweet husband who has been my faithful companion and friend for over 30 years.

I am grateful for three precious children, which the Lord gave to us. There are others waiting in heaven that I look forward to meeting one day.

I am grateful for family and friends who enrich my life and encourage me in my daily walk.

I am grateful for spring, and all that it represents. New life, a renewal of the earth. The fresh smells of rain and flowers.

I am grateful for the new friends that I have made via this blog. What an incredible array of inspiration you share with me.

But I am most grateful for a free gift. It is the gift that was given to me when I realized that I have done wrong things and I fall short of standing before a righteous God. God reached out to me and wants me to be His child. The promise of eternal life is the best gift of all! All you have to do is accept Christ as your Savior and believe in Him. "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16). "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and it is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8)

That surely is the best gift ever! And I am very grateful.

9 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jocelyn,
What a wonderful post to read this morning! Your words echo those in my own heart as I too am so very thankful for the many blessings in my life. God is good! Thank you for sharing. Praying you have a blessed weekend, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Rebecca said...

Loved reading your list of blessings! You're so right that the best gift ever received was Jesus and the atonement He made for our sins.

Ruth said...

How blessed we are as His children and I can feel your gratefulness in this post. Thanks for sharing!
Blessings.

Charlotte said...

I'm thankful for many of the same things you are. And I certainly agree about the best gift ever. Thank you for sharing this.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Debbie said...

Yes, indeed and AMEN. Of all the gifts, that love of a God who would receive filthy old me and make me able to stand worthy before him is too awesome for words. When I consider what he did for that to be the case, I can hardly comprehend it.

Debbie Crawford said...

Yes, eternal life-salvation in Christ alone-is the best gift anyone can receive.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

love love love your gratitude list.

Lisa notes... said...

I am grateful for that free gift too. What a miracle to be a recipient of such an everlasting gift.

Pamela said...

And I'm thankful for sweet blogger friends who cause my own heart to swell with gratitude. Bless you!