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Thankful Thursday ~ Scripture

It's Thankful Thursday and I'm linking up with Iris of Grace Alone.

I'm so thankful that I have free access to a variety of Bibles on my shelf.  I can study using the New International Version, the King James, or The Message.  I can also access many free online Christian websites where I can read the Bible and commentaries.

I never want to take this freedom for granted.  There may be days in the future when I may not have that luxury.

The Bible is a treasure.

I believe with all my heart that it is the inspired Word of God. And I also believe He speaks to me through His Word. It's not a bunch of stories from long ago. I can apply the lessons of Moses and David and Esther to my life today.

Lately, the Lord has been calling me more and more to simply sit and spend time with Him. I have my Bible, my journal and of course, my morning cup of coffee. I look forward to this time more and more. I am beginning to pray the Scriptures. And more recently ...to plead God's promises. (Thank you Sonja)

I am so grateful that I can freely pray directly to God. I don't need a middle man. Because of Jesus, I am righteous before God. When He looks at me, He sees Jesus.

How can I not be thankful for that privilege, especially when I did nothing to deserve it?

Blessings and love,
Debbie Petras
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  1. It is definitely a privilege and a great honor. I love you my friend.

  2. Amen! So true! I never want to take that for granted either!!

  3. Praise the Lord Debbie!

    Our hearts are in full agreement in this because I LOVE the WORD OF GOD! I can still remember the time of my youth when I did not reverence the Word of GOD or hunger to get to the table of His Word because I didn't have the full understanding and revelation of what HE had laid out before me to dine with HIM from His word.

    I can't imagine not taking the time daily for the WORD of GOD because HE takes time all day long for me!

    Love you dear sister and may your times with GOD and His Word be so filling and refreshing for you unto His glory.

  4. Amen, Debbie. I am so thankful too for the Word of God and all the available resources to study it. How wonderful to spend time with the Lord daily in reading His Words and prayers. I look forward to such times and treasure them very much. I do not know where I would be without the Lord. I need to learn to pray the Scriptures and cling unto God's promises. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and have a blessed day!

    Warm regards,

  5. Amen!
    I also love my time with the Lord. I can't imagine not be able to worship Him so freely. We are truly blessed in this.

  6. Oh, yes-- it is so amazing! All the different bible translations, commentaries, sermon notes, devotions, etc. right at our finger tips! Praise God.

  7. Me too Debbie! I'm right there with you.

    It's all there, and it's ours to live by. What a blessing is that!
    The more we read, the better we know Him!

    Love you sis.


  8. AMEN! We did nothing and He did everything!

    Love you,

  9. I, too, am very thankful for scripture, the privilege of praying, and very special quiet times, and spending time this morning, reading all of these great Thankful posts!

  10. Oh, yes... what a gift God gave us with His Word.

    Happy Thankful Thursday!

  11. I teach first grade sunday school and one of the most important things that I do is to share with my children that the bible is Gods word to us, our rule book, and the promises that God has made for us

  12. The most amazing Thankful Thursday ever! I know I love even just holding my Bible and we are truly blessed to have His words in our hands!

  13. Amen. I've thought how very sad for people around the world that cannot read, how very sad to not be able to read the Bible.
    I am so grateful that we can!

  14. Great post! I too am very thankful for my Bible! I never thought to be thankful for it untill now. It has always been there and I never thought of a day without it. Thank You!

    Have a blessed day!

  15. Debbie, what an awesome reminder of this great treasure...a priceless blessing...that just keeps giving and giving...

  16. Praying the Scriptures can only lead to good thoughts that lead us to be lifted.

    Thanks for joining me on my journey as you make your way through yours!

    Hugs, Debbie!

  17. I'm feeling led to do the same as I deal with some issues. I browsed the bookstore, looked up things online, etc., in hopes of finding a book to help me but nothing is striking a chord, so to speak. Today, even before I read your post, I was just praying about things and came to the conclusion that He was telling me the answers are in His Word. Pray for me to find them as I seek, knock and ask.

  18. I totally agree! I can't even imagine what it would be like without the availability of the Bible! It is a blessing to have that freedom.

    Living for Him, Joan

  19. Hi sweet friend, Love your thankful heart-it always radiates from you in your posts. I pray the Lord's blessings on you and your man today dear one. I've missed our chats!
    Hugs, Noreen

  20. Well said! I never want to take our freedom of worship for grant either.

  21. You're right, it is a privilege. I like how you share what God is doing in your life.

    Thank you for your sweet email.


  22. I'm with you - we should never take our freedoms, and our Bibles, for granted. Have a great day!

  23. This is a good reminder to me too. How often we take things for granted.


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