Be Thankful for What God Has Given You

A great place to start is with your own salvation and forgiveness. God declares in Isaiah 45:21-22, “there is no other God but me—a just God and a Savior—no, not one! Let all the world look to me for salvation! For I am God; there is no other.” Because God is sovereign nothing can take us away from God’s grace and forgiveness. “Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Nothing can separate us from His love because God is sovereign. Because He is sovereign we can have absolute faith that He will do all that He promises.

When we live in the confidence of those promises we experience the freedom that Christ purchased for us at the cross. When we rest in the absolute trustworthiness of those promises we will gladly submit our lives, our ambitions, our dreams, our talents, all that we are and all that we have to the work and power of the Spirit. When we live in the assurance of these promises, we are free to trust God in ways and in situations that we never thought possible.

When you do those things, you are training your mind to be fixed on Him and you will grow in your trust in Him. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

When we believe that God planned us for His work to serve Him and He called us and set us aside to do it, we can have the confidence to take risks to do God’s work.


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