November 27, 2009

Thankfulness

Redeemed from sin and death,
Accepted into the beloved,
Kept (guarded and observed) by and for Jesus Christ,
United with Him in His resurrection,
Alive to God,
More than a conqueror.

Chosen in Him,
Living as God's workmanship,
Seated with Him in heavenly places,
Reconciled to God,
Rescued from the dominion of darkness,
Filled with the knowledge of His will,
Appointed to receive salvation.

Chosen to be saved,
Encouraged and strengthened,
Infused with the spirit of power, love, and self-discipline,
Alone, but not deserted,
Actively sharing the faith,
Having godly hope as an anchor for the soul,
Being sure of what I hope for--and certain of what I do not see,
Receiving what He has promised.

Receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken,
Equipped for everything good,
Kept by that Great Shepherd of the sheep,
Making my calling and election sure,
Growing in grace and knowledge,
Purified from all unrighteousness,
Overcoming the world.

Built up in the most holy faith,
Called and loved by God,
Kept for and in Jesus Christ.
Amen.

Thankfulness.

(c)2009 deborah evans

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