Thursday, December 6, 2007

Thankful for New Life

I am grateful for the best gift I've ever recieved: a New Life! In Christ, I have been made new. He saw my dead bones and breathed new life into my soul, forever changing me.

And even now, when being born anew has become commonplace and I've begun to take it for granted, He breathes new life again. His Holy Spirit comes and falls afresh upon me, igniting the flames of passion for Him.

His love is beyond my comprehension - I'm overwhelmed. His breath in me produces new joy and resurrects a longing for all to know this God who can make dead things alive.

He is the resurrector of dead hopes and dreams, of deadened emotions and dead relationships. He gently breathes newness into all He touches. He resurrects my desire for Him and my hope of spending eternity with Him.

For more thankful hearts today, visit Laurel Wreath.


Denise said...

Your thankful heart blesses me.

lori said...

How for granted we sometimes take it!
great reminder Heather...
as always!

Laurel Wreath said...

"He is the resurrector of dead hopes and dreams, of deadened emotions and dead relationships." Amen!!!! Thank you so much for you TT, it was a blessing to read.

BP said...

Thank you for sharing. I like your blog!

Vicki said...

Powerful post, my friend. I sure love and appreciate you!!

Blessings this Thankful Thursday. I'm in two places today:-)


Lynn Donovan said...


Awesome post.

Also, neat to be blog of the month. I am going to head over there and find you.

Love you girl. I see the love of Jesus in your words. Well done good and faithful servant.

Angie said...

New life from dead bones!!!! That's me!!! How this has blessed me I can't explain...I have been so hungry this week---spiritually---this has blessed me so much!
Thanks for sharing such wonderful "mumblings"...which aren't mumblings at all! (But I love the blog title)

Heather said...

So easy to take our salvation for granted. Thanks for the reminder!!

Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

That was so beautiful. Thank you for reminding us...

Anonymous said...

Great thoughts here Heather. I am trying so hard this year to reflect on Christ and all that He is rather than getting into the hectic pace of this holiday season. I got my Christmas shopping done early and that has helped me in this quest tremendously.

Hey, I've missed you over at Lori's "Delighting in the Details." I'm sure you're busy delighting in Christmas details with your kids.

Have a great weekend.

Janna said...

Heather, I believe this is my most favorite "Thankful Thursday" posts ever. Not that I read a bunch of them, but I love the way it was more than just a list, but a beautiful expression of your heart.

Thanks for blessing me today.