"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
As a Christ follower, I am not guaranteed a care-free life. As a Christ follower, I am not better than anyone else. As a Christ follower, I haven't earned or deserved any special treatment. As a Christ follower, I don't know it all or have all the answers to every problem. However, as a Christ follower, I belong to God. I am His child. As a Christ follower, I know that God is in control. I know that God created everything, and I know that He has all the answers to every problem. I know that God loves me, just as I am. I know that God gave up His only Son, Jesus, for me...to save me, redeem me. I know that from the moment I admitted my sin to God and confessed Jesus as my Lord and Savior, I have been in right relationship with God. Once, I was separated from God because of my sin. But now, there is NO SEPARATION! I will never be separated from God because of His great love for me in Christ Jesus! As a Christ follower today, I have so much to be thankful for in my life...but there is nothing and there is no one that deserves more thanksgiving and praise from my lips and my life than Christ Jesus, my Redeemer.