I am thankful for ME. Yes, you read that correctly. I hope it got your attention... and that you understand what I mean by it. I mean that:
I am thankful that Jesus endured the agony of the Cross for ME.
I am thankful that Jesus loves ME.
I am thankful that Jesus has forgiven ME.
I am thankful that when He conquered Death, He conquered it for ME.
I am thankful that when He resurrected from the Dead, He gave His Life to ME.
I am thankful that although there is nothing good about ME... He chooses to pour His power in to ME.
I am thankful that although He sees my failures, He chooses to use ME.
I am thankful that when I pray, God hears ME.
He sees ME.
He defends and protects ME.
He searched for ME, the lamb that wandered from the flock.
I am beyond thankful that He wants to reveal Himself to ME.
I know I don't deserve the blessings He sends to ME.
I praise His Name because He has chosen ME.
I worship Him because He is faithful to ME.
And when He comes, He is coming back for ME.
Do you believe these things about YOU? Unless and until you can grasp how EXTREMELY LOVED and IMPORTANT YOU ARE to your Heavenly Father... you will be unable to be filled to all the fullness of God.
It is wonderful to acknowledge how much God loves US - His children, the Redeemed, the Royal Priests of a Heavenly Kingdom.. but never forget that in that Kingdom, as part of that Holy Family......
Your Heavenly Father sees YOU, loves YOU, cares about YOU, hears YOU, has a plan for YOU. You are not JUST part of God's Family- as MIRACULOUS AND MAJESTIC AS THAT IS - but you are HIS BELOVED CHILD.
There has to come a moment, when the Holy Spirit reveals God's Love FOR YOU TO YOU. IT'S VITAL...
Paul says in the verses listed below that the power of the Holy Spirit is needed to know God's LOVE... which surpasses simple KNOWLEDGE of God.. and when you KNOW GOD'S LOVE - for YOU....it's THEN that you will be filled to ALL THE FULLNESS OF GOD. I pray that we can all have the power and boldness to speak these true words:
I am thankful that God loves ME.
"I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."