Monday, December 30, 2013

Remembering K & Truly Thankful!

Before I begin today's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I would like to say that today is the anniversary of my granddaughter K's birth and death.  If you can find it in your heart to pray for her mom (my daughter, P), and all who still grieve, I would appreciate it.  Thank you.  May God bless you...

As I mentioned yesterday, here on LwL, it was my Lord's Day, and I went to worship.  Just as I normally do.

After not getting any sleep until after 4:30 a.m., I had to drag myself up. 

Why this happens to me, I have no idea.  But, it does.  And, I don't seem to have any control over it.

Even though I was tired, I got myself ready, and drove to meet with my church family.  I was thankful that I had made it in plenty of time, and not been late!

In the midst of our worship service, and before our pastor's sermon, we did something different.  Pastor Tom suggested that we have a time, where we could speak up and discuss what things in our lives we are thankful to God for.

Pastor Tom led the way.  A long-time member who is a lay pastor, spoke next.

Then, I took my turn.  And, praised God for leading me to that group who are so loving, and prayerful!

Of course, I praised God for much more than that!  I also praised Him for providing healing for me of the lung infection that I've been battling.

No, it's not totally gone, but the antibiotics that I finished several days ago, truly helped.  Hopefully, I will be able to get rid of the wheeze and cough, sometime soon!

The thing I spoke about that meant the most to me, was the fact that I was thankful that Jesus fulfilled God's plan of redemption for us, by dying on the cross, and being resurrected.

Especially, since He did this, long before any of us were born.  And, He did it, even though He recognized the fact that we are all born... sinners.

Thinking of this, reminded me of Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

Many other people used the microphone, to praise God and let us know what they were thankful for.  I praised God for this!

Pastor Tom's sermon was wonderful, also!  As was our musical worship.

But, I must once again say as I have said many times in the past... that I am truly grateful that Jesus loved us so very much to come to earth, to suffer, and die on a wooden cross, even though He was sinless.

How thankful I am that Jesus fulfilled God's plan, by doing what God our Father, wanted Him to do.

How thankful I am that Jesus did what He said He would do, by sending the Holy Spirit, to lead and guide us.

Believe me, when I say there is nothing more important than everything that was done for us!  For us, who truly did not deserve to have Jesus pay the price for our sin, and take the punishment for us.

If you do not yet know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, I feel badly for you.  If this is the case, then you are unaware of your need for salvation.

And, if you lose out on gaining salvation, once your life ends here on earth, your chance for spending eternity in heaven, will be lost.  Totally, lost.

So, you may ask... what do I need to do to be saved? 

Believe upon the Lord, Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved (Acts 16:31).

Until next time...

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