Thursday, January 14, 2016

Thankful Life – January 14, 2016


My Father’s love is beyond comprehension. I am so amazingly blessed by this life, in the midst of the joy and hope in life, I can wade through any challenge. My heart soars in hope today. I woke up with great expectation for great days… a great day today. Hope that no matter what happens in this life, we are safe in our Father’s care. This week has been surreal, amazing, and wonderful with many smiles and happy tears – finding joy has been easy this week. What I have seen is that a ‘change of focus’ can change everything. So what changed? Absolutely nothing physically or environmentally, but God.

But God brought an addition to our family.  The 2nd greatest of all gifts – the miracle of a new LIFE. The first being our salvation. Every day I am learning to be more thankful, filled with more gratitude for the daily miracle of a new life through Christ… every day we are made new. Just like that little baby who came into my world three days ago… new, amazing, fresh, bright, perfect… not that I am perfect, but that in Christ, perfection is attained. Beyond measure, that is the gratefulness I am experiencing right now.

A New Birth to a Living Hope – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, into an inheritance imperishable and undefiled and unfading, reserved in heaven for you who are being protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time, in which you rejoice greatly, although now for a short time, if necessary, you are distressed by various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, more valuable than gold that is passing away, but is tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom, although you have not seen, you love; in whom now you believe, although you do not see him, and you rejoice greatly with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:1-9 (Lexham English Bible)

Every new day I must approach with Christ in my heart, the Father’s Word in my mind and love “His way” in my actions. Let it be a day of hope and renewal. Would you care to join me?

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Shawn Delia Boreta

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