Let Me Keep This Short

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him… overflowing with gratitude” (Col. 2:6-7); “Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!” (2 Cor. 9:15)

Heavenly Father, as your children, we have SO much for which to be thankful. But gratitude is a discipline before it’s a feeling—a remembering before it’s a rejoicing. Indeed, gratitude is warfare—a bold protest and strong defense against envy, whining, and fear.

So as this April Friday begins, we want to express thanks for the “too-wonderful-for-words gift” of the Gospel. No matter what else is going on in our hearts, day, and world we are…

Hidden in Christ

Beloved as your kids

Sealed/Indwelt with your Spirit

Standing in grace, and Rooted in love

We’ll never experience…

Separation from your affection

Disruption of Jesus’ constant intercession

Interruptions to your sovereign determinations

     Why would we ever fear or complain about anything? But there’s still more to fuel our gratitude. Father, thank you that one Day you’ll put everything right, make all things new, and wipe every tear.

Thank you that you are presently working in all things for our good and your glory—even in the things that vex, confuse, and disrupt us. Here’s to an April weekend of staying grateful. So very Amen we pray, in Jesus’ tender and triumphant name.

Scotty Smith

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