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Extravagant Gifts & Thank You Notes

What do you do when you receive an extravagant gift?

That’s the question I asked myself when I read the Ephesians 3:17-19 in the message:

And I ask him that with both feet planted firmly on love,
you’ll be able to take in with all followers of Jesus
the extravagant dimensions of Christ’s love.
Reach out and experience the breadth!
Test its length! Plumb the depths! Rise to the heights!
Live full lives, full in the fullness of God.

Mom’s always been a stickler for Thank You notes. I have to admit that I am not as good at sending them as she raised me to be.  In fact, it’s probably been four years since I received this idea.  Jesus’ love for me deserves my heartfelt thanksgiving – so why not write Him a thank you note!

Response to Extravagant GiftsToday is my day to start writing real thank you notes to Jesus. I’m experiencing His love in a fresh new way as He helps me achieve goals and answer prayers regarding my work.

His love inspires me……….to praise Him………to write Him……….to thank Him.

If you were to write Him a thank you note today, what would you thank Him for? Please share your thankfulness with us. It will inspire us all to give even more praise to Him that gives love to us so extravagantly!

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.

3 Replies

  1. Jennifer, this is such an awesome topic. I’m going to cheat and copy the words straight from my “thankful page” in my journal that I read/pray to God each day. Here goes: Thank you, dear God, for good health, nature trails, a job, blue skies, family, friends, the Bible, flowers, the ability to give, daily food and shelter, the gift of grace and forgiveness, the problems you give me as they have strengthened my faith in You, for courage, and thank you so much for FREEDOM! In His name, Amen. PS That’s the abbreviated version of my letter to Him. 🙂


  2. Jesus,
    Thank you for loving me for who I am. Thank you for being more interested in who I am becoming than what I can do. Thank you for saving me even though when I read the Bible, it is difficult for me to truly understand what that salvation cost you. Thank you for your direction and for the passions you have put in my heart.

    I love you,

  3. I grew up with writing thank you notes near the tippy top of the manners list. After Christmas, we’d watch the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day and write our Christmas thank yous as a family. It’s a tradition we still do. (Though a little harder without a TV!)