Monday, November 18, 2013

Choosing Gratitude Day 11

Day 11

Romans 5:1–11

If you’re a Christian, the best thing that’s ever 

happened to you is being saved from sure destruction 

for your sins and ushered into the family of God, 

beginning now and continuing for all eternity. Sadly, 

time tends to dull our appreciation of the magnificent, 

sacrificial work of Christ on our behalf. Life gets so 

busy and complicated; we can go for weeks—or 

longer—without being swept away by the magnitude 

of our salvation.

One of my friends paraphrases Romans 5:8 this way: 

“God demonstrated His love toward us in this: while 

we were in open, hostile rebellion toward Him, having 

no interest in Him—not only that but actively 

despising Him and all that He stands for—Christ died 

for us.

 How can we not be inexpressibly thankful? But, 

praise God, gratitude can reopen the wonder to us, 

throwing back the dingy curtains of complacency until 

the full light of His grace and glory come streaming 


The salvation we have in Christ is a “many 

splendored thing,” a diamond with countless brilliant 

facets. What spiritual blessings in today’s Scripture 

reading need to be added to your list of “Gifts from 


If we think about it we sin EVERYDAY. Yet God is still merciful and forgiving. Day in and day out God still forgives my sins, hears and answers my prayers and even blesses us.

He loves us enough to chastise us when we sin. "For whom the Lord  loves He corrects, just as a father the son [in whom] he delights." Proverbs 3:12

For His Glory,

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