Do not forget to give thanks.

  • 2014.07.22 18:30

Some church members who received God’s grace, at first come to church so faithfully.
But as time goes passes, their faith might fade away and finally they could be lukewarm.
As Jesus warned the church in Laodicea, Christians must not be lukewarm.

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot.
I wish you were either one or the other. So, because you are lukewarm –neither
hot nor cold- I am about to spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:15-16)

To become lukewarm means to forget to give thanks to Jesus. 

“Lord, thanks for leading me to live today by your grace.
Lord, thanks for remembering and saving me among many people.
You were crucified on cross in order to forgive our sins and save our souls.
Lord, thanks for being with us, even though many people commit sins in the world.
Lord, I believe I will live with you forever on heaven when I die. 

Do you think how many people confess and pray with thankful hearts?
If you are not willingly to pray with a thankful heart, it means your faith that
Jesus died on the cross in place of our sins is now fading away. 

We must not forget our salvation through God’s grace.
We should give thanks to our Heavenly Father in everything.
We can heal diseases with His almighty power, receive God’s grace in Jesus’ name
and be saved by faith.

We should give thanks to God in Jesus’ name. God wants us to glorify Him with
thankful hearts, then we can realize and hold Jesus’ name.

/ Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon

Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #392 (2014-07-05)