Thank You

I’m sat here in our wood, looking up at the mountains in the distance, thinking, this is so beautiful.

I am very thankful for what we’ve got (depending what day it is sometimes), for where we are, for how life’s turned out so far… most of the time anyway. But! If we are only thankful for things like that, for things we are given, for where we are, for what we have… what happens when things go wrong? Do we stop thanking? Do we think God has gone wrong somewhere? No! Because thankfulness goes so much deeper than that.

I am thankful that Jesus saved me, and that He created me in the first place. The term ‘saved’ seems so simple when I first say it but it’s actually so complex when I look at it in detail.

Why am i saved? What am I saved from? There’s the question.

The bible says before we know Jesus as our saviour, we are dead in our ‘trespasses and sins’ (Ephesians 2:1) – children of wrath! And that’s all of us, not some. There aren’t a few lucky, holy ones. Everyone sins/does things wrong and falls short of Gods standards (Romans 3:23). we are born like it, wrongdoers.. No one can make their life right and to know their true meaning without God.

Jesus died in our place, He took our sins, our illnesses, our fear, guilt, shame, Everything! So they can be wiped out and for us to have new life, new beginnings and a new future. We are forgiven no matter what! we will be with Him when we die! He took our deserved punishment, so when we come back to him, we are made into new creations, alive with him, with a new spirit and purpose and hope.

That is what I am thankful for today.

but this is very nice too, Thankyou..

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A Jesus follower who with her family are attempting (probably comically) to start a different type of life in a totally different place, but starting where we are and rolling with it and seeking God all the way, well trying to... #theshepherdsadventure

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