30 Days Give Thanks: Day 23

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Day 23: Today I am thankful for my parents. They are the world best grandpa and grandma for my daughters!

I don’t have their recent picture, but this is the most recent sketch that my oldest did 2 days ago, on Friday. She sketched them while talked with them on Skype video call 🙂 Last time we saw them about 4,5 years ago when the oldest was 1 years old and the youngest have bot yet met them in person.

I am giving thanks to The Lord for giving them as my parents. This year they celebrated their 36th Anniversary. God blesses them!

And I surely miss them every day!

30 Days Give Thanks: Day 22

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Day 22: Giving thanks for a thankful heart like a little child. There are things we learn from a little child. I learn to have thankful heart and have faith just like little children by seeing that in my own children’s hearts. That is what Jesus taught us.

30 Days Give Thanks: Day 21

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Oh yes, I give thanks to the Lord for this fire place we have at home. Surely, it warms our house in these cold days, especially in the winter.

I always dreamed to have a house with fire place. When my husband tool me to check on this house before we rented it 5 years ago, I fell in love already with this fire place!

Just thankful!

30 Days Give Thanks: Day 20

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I am thanking God for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus, and new life given to me.

When we have the truth understanding of salvation that is through faith, and not by human effort and religion laws, then we will live our lives differently. We will live joyfully, thankfully and obedience to the Lord Jesus, as the head of everything in our lives.

We will grow strong in the truth because we have the Holy Spirit who leads us into the truth and right path. We will be given understanding and discernment which one from God and which one from human. We will be led to the heart of the Father and stays in Him.

Apostle Paul reminds the believers in Colossians that they were saved by grace and through faith, so lived with faith and not by human judgements.

So do we.

And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow him. Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Don’t let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.

You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

So don’t let anyone condemn you for what you eat or drink, or for not celebrating certain holy days or new moon ceremonies or Sabbaths. For these rules are only shadows of the reality yet to come. And Christ himself is that reality. Don’t let anyone condemn you by insisting on pious self-denial or the worship of angels, saying they have had visions about these things. Their sinful minds have made them proud, and they are not connected to Christ, the head of the body. For he holds the whole body together with its joints and ligaments, and it grows as God nourishes it.

You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as, “Don’t handle! Don’t taste! Don’t touch!”? Such rules are mere human teachings about things that deteriorate as we use them. These rules may seem wise because they require strong devotion, pious self-denial, and severe bodily discipline. But they provide no help in conquering a person’s evil desires. (‭Colossians‬ ‭2‬:‭6-23‬ NLT)

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30 Days Give Thanks: Day 19

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Today, I give thanks for Jesus, my Lord, my savior. He is the true vine, source of abundance life. I am forever thankful for every pruning season in my life for He cares and loves those who trust in Him. Apart from Him I can do nothing.

“I AM the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.

I AM the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:1-5)

In whom or what do you abide today? 

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30 Days Give Thanks: Day 18

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I am so thankful for Fall/Autumn. A season of thanksgiving.

A season for farmers to harvest their crops.
A season to thank God for his provisions in our lives through the year.

Thanking God for this special month!

30 Days Give Thanks: Day 17

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Today, I thank God for my sisters. They fill my heart!

They are sweet.
They are crazy.
They are goofy.
They are my sisters.

We smiled together.
We laughed together.
We cried together.

I remember our days were filled with so many memories.

Oh I miss them a lot! It’s been 4,5 years since last time see each other. Though they are far away, but always close in my heart, thoughts and prayer.