“As many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” Galatians 3:27

You read it right. We have “put on” Christ. When God looks at us He doesn’t see us; He sees Christ. We “wear” Him. We are hidden in Him; we are covered by Him. As the songs says, “Dressed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before the throne.”

Today, I am thankful that Christ can live in me!


We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. — Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

I remember the old Corrie ten Boom phrase, "Thank God for the fleas." The fleas kept the German soldiers out of the barracks in the Jewish concentration camp where she was imprisoned. This allowed her to minister and visit with those who were being persecuted. There she could show and share Jesus. Even in the worst of suffering, God can bring blessings through those who know that life's goal is character, not comfort.

My Prayer...
Mighty God, I confess that I get impatient and frustrated with difficulty, pain, and suffering. Please give me more compassion and better listening skills to hear, so that I may bless those who need your love and grace. Give me the strength to find joy in the difficulties of breaking through the barriers Satan places in the way to keep others from Jesus. In the Savior's name I pray. Amen.

Today, I am thankful for:
- my wonderful husband, who takes such good care of me
- my loving family and friends
- a roof over my head
- safe travels to work
- my office working hard this week, so we don't have to work the weekend
- mid-week worship (so refreshing)
- smiles
- hugs

“You answer us in amazing ways, God our Savior.” Psalm 65:5

God never turns his back on those who ask honest questions. He never did in the Old Testament; he never did in the New Testament. So if you are asking honest questions of God, he will not turn away from you . . .

In learning to depend on God, we must accept that we may not know all the answers, but we know who knows the answers.

Today, I am thankful for:
- my job
- my wonderful friend that has helped me this week to make my life easier
- my loving groom-to-be! he loves me no matter what and that is an awesome feeling
- my family that is working so hard to make my day perfect

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