Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Simplicity

This week's hostess for Thankful Thursday, Laurie, at Women Taking a Stand, has chosen simplicity as the theme.

I'm thankful that the gospel is simple! The good news is that all you have to do to be accepted by God is admit you have fallen short, believe that Jesus died for you and rose from dead to live making intercession for you, confess it and change your direction (or repent is the Christianese term for it.) He'll even help you with the "change" part!

It's as simple as ABC - admit, believe, confess!

Isn't it wonderful that you don't have to jump through a bunch of hoops, or keep a long list of rules, or pay thousands of dollars to become a child of God? If that were true, I'd be in trouble!

9"That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Romans 10:9-10

It's simple, and I am thankful!

To read other thankful hearts, visit Laurie at Women Taking A Stand.


Denise said...

Amen, well said sweetie.

LAURIE said...

Amen. Great post. So many times we try to make it difficult but God said Accept, Believe and Confess -it is that simple. Wow, His love and forgiveness is beyond my imagination. Thanks for sharing from your heart today!

Karen said...

Oh, I say amen, too! Simple as ABC...with unbelieveable blessings awaiting....

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Praise God for how easy He makes it! Happy TT!

Pia said...

God has made it so easy for us to come to Him and have a relationship with Him, but because of our flesh, we make things complicated. as believers, i thank the Lord that we got the point and you're right, we don't have to jump through a bunch of hoops, keep long list of rules etc.