Gratitude

Certitude With Gratitude – Praise, Adoration, Joy, Thankfulness, Love, Praise and humility.

What have I done to warrant the Savior’s attention with so special Grace to be called a child of the King of Glory? Not just once, but renewed and reminded every day and hour by His merciful goodness bestowed upon me with His abiding presence in pure love. ‘And what does God ask of me but to act justly, love mercy and to walk humbly with my God?’  Micah 6:8

 

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.” (Romans 5: 1-5)

Faith is content with the certainty that, although many helps in this present life may fail us, God never will.

Faith’s chief assurance lies in the expectancy of life to come, which God’s word has placed beyond all uncertainty for us. Whatever disasters and misery may befall those who the Lord has forever received in his love, His goodness alone will constitute their complete happiness.

Therefore, in attempting to explain the sum of all blessedness, we recognize the grace of God as the source from which all good things come to us. This is a theme easily traced throughout scripture, which always recalls us to God’s love whenever it speaks not only of salvation but of any good that we may enjoy.

That is why David testifies that God’s goodness, when felt by the believing heart, is sweeter and better than life itself. (Psa. 63:3)

What is God’s grace?

Receiving more than I know I deserve.

What is God’s mercy?

Receiving less than I know I deserve.

What is God’s glory?

All of his unbridled goodness in good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. (Luke 6:38)

Addendum: Upon further meditations where I earlier said, “His goodness alone will constitute their complete happiness.” I find that it is His goodness that constitutes all of my happiness even at this present stature of my life.

 

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Published by: G.W.

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3 thoughts on “Gratitude”

  1. “…. His goodness will constitute their happiness” – is thought provoking. In these days we hear much of God’s grace, some of His mercy, but not enough of His goodness.

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    1. I agree. “Goodness” tends to sound like a small word, but to me it packs all the power of Who God is encapsulated in that one small word. 🙂

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