Monday, November 28, 2011

Give Thanks

Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks unto the Holy One
Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son

And now let the weak say, "I am strong"
Let the poor say, "I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us"

This song is not hard to understand.  It's easy to remember the lyrics.  It's soothing to my soul.

He's given Jesus Christ, His Son...
Romans 8:32 "He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?" God did the most unimaginably difficult thing ever in the entire Universe.  Because of that, I am the beneficiary of ALL THINGS for now, and eternity.  I'm given EVERYTHING I need to LIVE and live OBEDIENTLY. (2 Peter 1:3)

Let the weak say I am strong...
2 Corinthians 12:9 "And He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.'  Most gladly therefore I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me."  I have nothing to bring to the table.  No strength, no resources, no character, BUT because of GRACE, I have the Holy Spirit inside me giving me the strength to do what He calls me to do. 

Let the poor say I am rich...
2 Corinthians 8:9 "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich."
Rich with Ephesians 1 riches!  Jesus set it all ASIDE so that He could share it with ME!

Here's a link if you aren't familiar with the song...


  1. This is very encouraging, Laurie. It's never too late for that :)

  2. It's never to late to thank the Lord. :-) We are blessed.. aren't we! I noticed in your side bar you nentioned journaling about things you've learned about God and yourself. I would love to read about how you are managing as a caregiver. What the Lord is teaching you... your challenges... your weaknesses.. where God is giving you grace. :-)