A Christmas Blessing
Summer by the Sea
"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations." PSALM 100:4-5 (NIV)
Lord, I thank you and praise you for the many blessings you give that I so often take for granted...a cozy place to call home, food on my table, and clothing for every season. You are the Giver of everything good. Thank you God, for Your unwavering faithfulness and love through every season of my life.
"Jesus told her, "I am the Resurrection and the Life...Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never die."
JOHN 11:25 (NLT)
Father, I'm humbled by the great sacrifice Jesus made when He died for my sins, and so thankful for the hope His resurrection and victory over death brings. Because of Jesus, I have the precious gift of eternal life...the promise of a glorious future in heaven. What a wonderful reason to rejoice!
JEREMIAH 31:3 (NIV)
Thank You, God, for loving me unconditionally, even though I am so undeserving. You are the supreme example of love and Your love is everlasting...what a gift! It's so reassuring to know that, no matter how many mistakes I make or how far I stray, Your love for me never changes. Thank you for Your faithfulness and promise that nothing can separate me from Your love.
"...The unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit...is of great worth in God's sight."
I PETER 3:4 (NIV)
Lord, help me to grow in developing the inner beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, that I might be more like You, and that I might hear and discern Your Voice more clearly. Thank you for the peace You give, a perfect peace that passes all understanding and soothes me no matter how chaotic or crazy life becomes.