Thank you Father God!
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Oh, that men [and women] would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness,
And for His wonderful works to the children of men!
Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And declare His works with rejoicing.
(Psalm 107:21-22 NKJV)
Today I’d like to thank you for my cross.
I can hardly believe that I’m saying this but I say it again with sincerity – thank you for my cross.
I don’t always feel this way and I’m sure (if past history is anything to go by) that circumstances will find me feeling less than thankful about it at some point in the future, perhaps even before the week is over.
You smile, because you know it’s true and in fact you already know what troublesome situations lay ahead of me and how I shall react.
But today, after a short season of reflection on the passion of Christ, after contemplating the wonder of your sacrificial love, after realising afresh the debt I can never repay, I want to lift up my hands and my heart in grateful adoration.
And yes, Lord Jesus, I thank you for my cross, for the opportunity to follow you on my own personal road of suffering, self-sacrifice and self-denial.
I want to remember the unimaginable price paid. I need to be reminded of the fact that Father God’s kingdom principle for spiritual growth and supernatural empowerment is—cross, crucifixion, then crown. Forgive me for only wanting the crown.
Once again, I want to thank you Lord Jesus for all you accomplished through the pain and shame of your cross, at Calvary.
And dear Father God, thank you for all that you will accomplish in and through me, as I carry my own cross, as I endure the pain and shame of Carol’s cross.
I thank you Father God.
And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
(Matthew 10:38 NKJV)
And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be my disciple.
Dear reader, you may wish to read another post of mine relating to this topic of carrying our cross. If so, please click here
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