Thank God It’s Friday! and, THANK GOD I AM FORGIVEN!!!!!!!
I don’t work a regular schedule, but it just so happens that this week Friday is the last of several days working in a row and I am off for a couple days which will give me a chance to catch up on chores around the house and hopefully relax a bit. But, as I was getting around, praying a bit and getting ready to read in the Bible I realized that, even though I would usually, okay, ALWAYS rather do something besides go to work, but even though there are many things at work that make it frustrating, since I returned to Christ I have found the frustrations much easier to tolerate and many things that would have not only frustrated me, but made me angry, no longer bother me very much at all. I am far more tolerant, accepting and don’t let things upset me. That is not from me but thanks to the works that Jesus has performed in me.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
It was not very long ago that I was cold, bitter, angry and very intolerant of any thing. That was due to a variety of circumstances, some issues from Iraq, work, home, family and life in general. I’m not saying that to justify the attitude but to just say I had a lot of different things causing stress. I had improved over the years, a lot in the last few, thanks to a friend that helped very much but no matter how much other people could help, the help I really needed could, and did, only come from God. He has given me a peace and comfort that nothing else ever could give. He has replaced sorrow with joy. He redeemed me of my sins and given me salvation. What a mighty and amazing God we serve. Praise His Holy Name.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4
28 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
He is a merciful and gracious Savior. He saved me when I did not deserve it and has given me comfort beyond anything I have known without Him.
My Dear Lord, I praise You and thank You for my salvation, for the comfort and the change in my heart. I give all the glory for those changes to You for without You, they would not have been possible. Thank You for the sacrifice Christ made to redeem me. In Jesus name I pray that You continue the work in me to help me better walk with Jesus and to better have the heart and mind of Christ. I pray that You draw my loved ones and me, closer to You that we may all serve You and be examples of Your works. Show us all Your true will and way in our lives. I pray for those suffering in any way that You deliver them from their circumstances, give them peace and comfort. Show them Your love and mercy as You have shown me.
Thanks to all for the visit and your time. Have a blessed day and a wonderful weekend. Try to be a blessing to others as you go about your days.