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A Week of Thanks {Salvation & Eternal Life}

November 24, 2014 by

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I know what you’re thinking, but it is not because of the food. Really – it’s not.

That’s the second reason. Oh, how I love a Thanksgiving dinner! But I digress…

Thanksgiving is my favorite because it is more than a holiday for me. It is a way of life. It’s a way of choosing how I see things. In that way, every day is Thanksgiving.

This week, in honor of my favorite holiday, I’d like to share some of the things I am most thankful for.

The first, and most important, thing I am thankful for is the salvation and eternal life I have in my Lord Jesus Christ.

I know that many people believe that if you are good enough, you will get to heaven. While that is a nice sentiment, it is not a Biblically accurate statement. The mark is just too high. God’s standard is perfection, not “good enough”.

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” ~Romans 3:23

That’s the bad news, but the good news is that…

“…He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” ~2 Corinthians 5:21

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.” ~Ephesians 2:8-9

We have been given an incomparable gift in Jesus Christ to which we should be eternally grateful for. This gift is found in Him and in Him alone. The enemy of the cross would have us believe otherwise, but Scripture is clear.

“Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we may be saved.” ~Acts 4:12

As a result,

“…I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes…” ~Romans 1:16

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” ~Hebrews 4:16

Because of my relationship with Jesus Christ, I not only have peace and provision for now, but hope for the future. It is my prayer today that you can say the same.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” ~Jeremiah 29:11

Jesus said,

“And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.” ~John 10:28

Is this statement true of you? Oh, I pray today that it is!

If not, could this statement be true of you?

“behold, now is the day of salvation.” ~2 Corinthians 6:2

If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, would you consider inviting Him into your heart today?

“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men”           ~Titus 2:11

For those of us who have wrapped ourselves in His priceless gift of salvation, eternal life, and hope for the future, may that be the center of our celebration this Thanksgiving. I can think of no greater reason to be grateful, today or any other.

To God, alone, be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

What do you think? What are you most grateful for this Thanksgiving?

If you do not know Christ as your Savior and have questions, please consider starting a conversation with me via my Contact Page. I’d love to talk.

All Scripture verses are from the New King James Version

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18 Responses to A Week of Thanks {Salvation & Eternal Life}

  1. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    Salvation and the gift of eternal life is definitely something to be thankful for! THE thing to be thankful for!

    Wonderful post my friend… I like that you’re pausing to reflect and be thankful.

    I love Thanksgiving too (but we had ours back in October).

    Wishing you blessings.
    xoxo

    • Heather

      It’s easy to count the gifts all around us, but it’s important to step back and remember the big ones that God has done for us, too. Thank you for reading, my beautiful friend! Blessings to you and yours.

  2. Rick

    Yes! May our priceless gift of salvation be the centerpiece of our thanksgiving feast this year and all that follow. Thank you Heather for putting the gospel message in such a truthfull, dot connecting way, for all to taste and see that our Lord is good both now and forever more!
    Only one other thing would make my thanksgiving complete this year, and that is if I could ask of you, “pass the cranberries please!”

  3. bonniesteinborn

    Wow – Great verses and truly the reason for us to be Thankful for Jesus, His provided salvation and His bounty here:) Have a blessed celebration with family and friends Enjoy the FOOD, too:) Happy Thanksgiving:)

  4. Bev Nelson

    Hi Heather, thank you dear Christian, for sharing the most important gift any of us has ever received……the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ. My husband and I are also thankful for the way that you use your blog to glorify God. Blessings on you and your family, Beverly

    • Heather

      Thank you for your kind words, Beverly. I appreciate your encouragement. The gift of eternal life is the most precious gift ever given. To God be the glory always and forever.

  5. The Better Baker

    To God Be the Glory! Such a beautiful heartfelt post. I’m so thankful for the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ also. And thankful God crossed our paths and for how HE continues to bless me through your lovely posts and truths expressed here. May you and yours enjoy a beautifully blessed Thanksgiving week. Love you in Jesus Sister! XO

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