Thankful for Things I Didn’t Have by Eddie Foster

I Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.

I’m thankful God loves me and that Jesus died on the cross. I’m thankful I’m a child of God. I have a house, clothes, and food. I am thankful. I’m thankful for my wife.  God daily loads me with benefits and I’m thankful. It’s another thing to be thankful for what I don’t have.

I’m thankful I didn’t have a mummy for a Savior. Go to the grave of some “saviors” and the body is there still wrapped in its grave clothes. Jesus left his clothes in the tomb. He’s not there because he’s not dead. I serve a living, resurrected Savior!  I’m thankful I didn’t have a myth for a Bible. The letters sent to the churches ended up in our Bible. It is the Word of God and is indestructible. It can’t be stamped out. It has been settled in heaven. I’m thankful I didn’t have a “modernist” for a pastor. In the history of this church there have been men who preached the Word and did it without fear of what people would say.  They were born again builders of faith.  That is my intention as well:  to keep us in the Word. I’m thankful I don’t have a morgue for a church. We have spirit filled praying, singing and praising. (We don’t praise him enough.) One of our main goals is to reach others for Christ. I’m thankful I didn’t have a monkey for a mother.  I didn’t evolve. I was created in the likeness of Almighty God. We go all the way back to Adam and Eve.  I’m thankful I didn’t have misguided Sunday school teachers. They knew the Lord and taught me about God as a child.  I’m thankful I didn’t have a makeshift salvation. I’ve had a Holy Ghost experience. I was convicted of my sins. I realized I needed a Savior. I was lost; now I’m saved. I know this is real. I feel the tug from the other side.  I’m glad I know that I’m saved.

We live in troubled times. We should be praying “Lord, come quickly.”  There’s something better beyond this life.  And yet, we still have lots to be thankful for, even those we don’t have.

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