My last post was all a jumble of thoughts and confusion. I’ve since then experienced peace about many aspects of my Christian walk and beliefs. As He always does, the Lord tenderly (sometimes not so tenderly!) showed me truth through the pages of His word and through worship. I am not going to be part of doctrinal dog fights. I believe in God the Father. I believe in God the Son. I believe in the Holy Spirit. And I will not clutter my mind with hairsplitting because I think that probably makes the Lord sad. Church last Sunday seemed to be custom-created for ME and the struggles in my heart about worship. We studied Psalm 103, and it did my heart good to sit and soak in those words of David:
1 Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.2 Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
So I am thankful to the point of overflowing! Praising God for the many blessings he has given me and my family…my country…my church. As I look around me at the majesty of this universe God created, I can’t help but feel small. How could it be that THE creator loves me? Not only loves me, but gave up his life for me so that I could have fellowship with him?
Here’s a video gift to you for Thanksgiving as you remember, with ultimate gratitude, Who it is Who made you. I’m thankful for whoever put this production together in honor of God…it is truly breathtaking.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.