Thankful for My Salvation
The following is an excerpt from my new 30-day devotional, Simply Being Thankful. Simply Being Thankful is set to be released on November 1st in the Freebie Library.
Thankful For My Salvation
Read: Exodus 2:23-25 and Ephesians 2:8-9
God heard. God remembered. God saw. God knew.
God heard the Israelites’ cries for rescue from their slavery. God remembered His covenant. God saw His people. God knew that it was time to act. This is what preceded Israel’s exodus from Egypt. This is what preceded the famous burning bush encounter. God was already prepared to rescue His people. God was already prepared with a plan to end their suffering under their enemy’s hand. God already had Moses in mind to lead His people out of Egypt.
The story in Exodus is similar to our own. God heard our groans. God remembered His mission and plan. God saw His creation in slavery and under the weight of sin. God knew it was time to act. He already had a plan in place to rescue humanity from sin. Just like God already had Moses picked out, God already had the perfect sacrifice prepared in Jesus.
God saved us. Not because of anything we did, but because of His amazing grace. Salvation is such a beautiful gift!
Do you remember your own salvation story? Write down your testimony.
From Powerless to Powerful
I just wanted to take a quick moment and share of an excellent Bible study that you may be interested in. The Bible study is called From Powerless to Powerful by Amanda Spencer. It's a 14-day Bible study and journal that guides its readers through the book of Galatians and the idea of freedom in Christ. Similar to the excerpt that you've read today, her Bible study gives a few verses for the reader to read and then concludes with a journaling prompt.
It's an excellent and simple Bible study that works very well for those going through busy seasons. It is also an enlightening, truth-based study that navigates the things that keep us enslaved and feeling powerless, what slavery looks like for the Christian, and what Biblical freedom is.