and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5-6 NASB
🌹Jesus, faithful witness. Jesus, first born of the dead by His resurrection opening the door of eternity to us. Jesus, King and Ruler. Jesus, who loves us and released us from the bondage of sin by His shed blood. Jesus, who made us a kingdom of priests to God the Father. Take time to contemplate and meditate on these facts and you will be able to truthfully say: To Jesus be the glory and the dominion forever and ever.
For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:6-8 NASB
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. Galatians 6:8 NASB
for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. Romans 8:13 NASB
🌹Where is your mindset? What are you reaping? It’s a life or death choice whether to please God.
but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 NASB But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. 2 Corinthians 2:14 NASB
🌹We have the victory in Jesus, our Lord!!! Wow, we carry the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Christ everywhere we go. What have we to fear when walking in the Lord? Thanks be to God for His work in us and through us. How awesome to be in the service of the Lord.
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart; I will tell of all Your wonders. Psalms 9:1 NASB I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever. Psalms 86:12 NASB Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Colossians 3:17 NASB He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me; And to him who orders his way aright I shall show the salvation of God.” Psalms 50:23 NASB
🌹 This Thanksgiving may we offer a sacrifice of thankgiving with all our hearts and glorify the name of God forever. Whatever we do this thanksgiving Day and throughout the coming year do it in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks through Him to God the Father and remember that we who offer a sacrifice of Thanksgiving honors God Almighty. Thank God for his salvation bestowed upon us in Christ Jesus.
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because your faith is being proclaimed throughout the whole world. Romans 1:8 NASB I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, 1 Corinthians 1:4 NASB We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; 1 Thessalonians 1:2 NASB
🌹What a blessing God had given us in the family of God. By our faith, together we share the gospel throughout the world from our hometowns to the remotest parts of the world. Thank You God for showing us grace that we in turn can extend grace to one another. We thank You God for the family and we lift one another up to You in prayer.
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 NASB Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 NASB in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NASB
🌹Jesus, the indescribable gift (Romans 5:15-21). Jesus, the Word became flesh (John 1:14). The Word that speaks of God’s will. Thank You God for Your word that performs its work in those who believe.
Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:13 NASB Sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name. Psalms 30:4 NASB That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever. Psalms 30:12 NASB In God we have boasted all day long, And we will give thanks to Your name forever. Selah. Psalms 44:8 NASB I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it, And I will wait on Your name, for it is good, in the presence of Your godly ones. Psalms 52:9 NASB You are my God, and I give thanks to You; You are my God, I extol You. Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalms 118:28-29 NASB Give thanks to the God of heaven, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalms 136:26 NASB O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness. Isaiah 25:1 NASB Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:15 NASB saying, “We give You thanks, O Lord God, the Almighty, who are and who were, because You have taken Your great power and have begun to reign. Revelation 11:17 NASB
🌹I thank You, God, this Thanksgiving week, for You! For Your glorious, holy name. My soul cannot be silent. It will thank You forever. I give thanks to You because You are my God. You are good and your lovingkindness lasts forever. You work wonders in Your perfect faithfulness. May the fruit of my lips give thanks to Your name, O Lord the Almighty who are and who were!
And they shall not come near to Me to serve as a priest to Me, nor come near to any of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they will bear their shame and their abominations which they have committed. Ezekiel 44:13 NASB
Thank God the Father for His Son, Jesus, that we don’t have to bear our shame and abominations committed. Thank you Jesus for taking our shame and abominations and clothing us with Your eternal righteousness.
When they (Levitical priests) go out into the outer court, into the outer court to the people, they shall put off their garments in which they have been ministering and lay them in the holy chambers; then they shall put on other garments so that they will not transmit holiness to the people with their garments. Ezekiel 44:19 NASB
Clothed with the righteousness of Jesus we are forgiven. Clothed in His holiness we share His saving grace with others as His holy priests. Jesus made all the difference.
Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves. You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.” Luke 12:37-38, 40 NASB
🌹Be on the alert. Are you expecting the coming Lord Jesus Christ’s return? Are you ready?
O love the Lord, all you His godly ones! The Lord preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer. Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the Lord. Psalms 31:23-24 NASB
Love the Lord. Be faithful to the Lord. Be strong. LET YOUR HEART TAKE COURAGE.
Let your heart take courage. This phrase jumped off the page for me today. As I meditated on it I realized that I have no courage of my own. My courage is found and sustained in Christ alone. And I need to “take” this courage. I need to own it. God is my courage. I will take it.
My strength is in Christ alone. “When I am weak, He is strong”.
All of these commands and gifts are possible and available through hope in the Lord.
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.