2) My Credit
If my life was a credit report and I was trying to obtain
salvation based on my score, I wouldn't get it.
My history shows that I've been delinquent in praise, past due in prayer, my worship has been in collections and I've missed a few payments (tithes) or only paid half (you know how we put $20 in the basket and feel like we've done God a favor).
Not to mention that my debt (sin) to income (blessings) ratio is too high.
BUT I thank God that I was able to file bankruptcy (repentance) and it cleared me of all of my debt (sin). Now I have a signer (Jesus) whose score is FLAWLESS... Not one blemish (sin) on his report.
So now...I QUALIFY for EVERYTHING! Most importantly I've inherited eternal life and I didn't have to put one penny down.
All of my closing costs were covered when Jesus laid down His life for me! I hear that my future home has all of the upgrades too.
Hardwood floors? Please! I'll be walking on gold!
Thank You Lord for Your unmerited mercy, grace & favor!
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his
sight... In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and
understanding ... Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the praise of his glory."
7) A Christmas Miracle
I received a miracle for Christmas. I have been battling head/neck/shoulder pain for a few months. On Tuesday I became so dizzy I could not stand, and when lying down if I looked left or moved I was sick. To the hospital I went. On Thursday they sent me to a bigger hospital for MRI. My left vertebral artery was blocked...a stroke. However, I lost no function! Just a horrible pain and dizziness that comes and goes a bit now. I am finally home today from the hospital. The doctor was amazed when she walked into my room after seeing my scan that I had no deficiencies. Only a Christmas miracle, answered prayer, explains this, and I am telling all who will listen. I am SO thankful to Him!
Please join us in praising God for this miracle, during the season of the miracle of Jesus' birth, which makes mine possible and so much more. God bless!
SSTN: that IS wonderful news! Make sure you post your praise to the Prayer
Board too (link at the bottom of this newsletter).
8) Meaning of a Merry Christmas?
What does having a Merry Christmas mean to you? Please share your thoughts and
9) Thailand Mission Trip...come along!
Follow me and my missions team as we go to Thailand: http://thai-team2009.blogspot.com
(Sarah Keith's daughter)
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