Thursday, October 23, 2008

THANKFUL THURSDAY..."1/2 off" sale

Everybody loves a sale. There is no better find then when I stumble upon a "1/2 off" sale! Or better yet, "buy one - get one free"! It is so great to find sales like this. One of my favorite stores to shop at, that always has a sale, is KOHL'S department store.

Do you have one of these stores in your community?

It is a great place to find a bargain. You can get quality merchandise for a much lower price, sometimes half the price.

As much as I love a bargain, I am so thankful that when Jesus Christ was nailed to the cross, and suffered, as He bled and died for me, that He did not try to make a bargain. He was willing to pay the full price.

Wouldn't it be great to shop at Kohl's and pull up to the check out stand with a full cart of merchandise and be told "It's been paid for" - "Your debt has been paid". (you know where I am going with this, don't you....)

Even though our "cart" was full of doubt, full of sin, full of regret, full of sorrow, full of STUFF ...Jesus did not settle for a "1/2 off" sale!

Jesus did not pay for ~1/2 of our doubt, 1/2 of our sin, 1/2 of our regrets...

"You, (put your name here!) are worth it all!"

1 CORINTHIANS 6:20a "For you have been bought with a price"

1 PETER 1:18, 19 "knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, (19) but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ."

We have been bought by His blood!

I am so grateful for Jesus Christ, that the only "savings" He sought on Calvary was saving my soul! How about you?

For other THANKFUL THURSDAY posts, join me and IRIS over at GRACE ALONE.


Denise said...

This was so awesome.

Lynn said...

Wow Laurie... Wow. I loved this post. Thank you. Have a fantastic TT. Hugs

Laurie Ann said...

What a great post, Laurie! I rejoice that my redemption has been paid in full. Oh, how I rejoice in that! Happy TT!

Bobbi Jo said...

What an inspiring way to share the joy of salvation.

Anonymous said...

thank God for letting His Son died for us because He loves us so. God bless you, laurie. ♥

Grammy said...

This is my first time on thankful Thursday. I very much enjoyed your post.
Be blessed

He And Me + 3 said...

Nicely said, & you used a subject I can relate to, shopping. So glad that Jesus paid full price so that I could be free. Kindof like BOGO He paid the full price & I was set free.

Stacy said...

Lovely thoughts! Very insightful!

Debra said...


I, too, am thankful! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Jill said...


AMEN! AWESOME POST! YES - the only price He paid was in FULL! Full for all of me! All of YOU! LOVE IT!

I pray the person(s) who need this message today stop by your blog and will be touched to drop down and accept the price He is willing to pay for them in FULL!

In His amazing grace,

eph2810 said...

What a powerful post that really makes you think. I too am thankful that Christ did not bargain -- that He paid the full price for me.

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us.

Blessings to you and your precious family.

Front Porch Legacy said...

Jesus Paid It All!!!!

Melanie said...

Love how you did this post! Great!
Happy Thankful Thursday!

Jerralea said...

Great post. I'm so glad He didn't "bargain" but paid full price.

Happy Thankful Thursday! And thanks for appreciating my tribute to my sister-in-law.

Jennifer said...

Wonderful post full of insight, encouragement and hope!!! Jesus paid it all in full! What a gift we are given!

Love you!

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

KOHL’s Yes! Love the sales at Kohl’s. And if you take your [senior citizen] mother – more $$$ discount. YEA! (Only she has to pay and then you have to take her out to lunch at Baker’s Square and write her a check for all your stuff. Not a bad deal though.)

WHAT An AWEsome correlation with Christ’s sacrifice for us. This sounds like such an airtight argument for salvation – “Way of the Master” should be so wise!

This is the ultimate Thankful Thursday. . . for where would any of us be without His bloody sacrifice of his own life and body on the Cross! My husband has often been criticized for emphasizing the Cross. No matter what his sermon topic, he ALWAYs returns to the Cross.

If you don’t get it – you don’t “get it.” And all the more reason for coming back to the cross. I’ve never yet met a True Believer who did not welcome, appreciate and express great passion for a sermon on the Cross! AMEN!

Cheryl said...

Great post Laurie! I am so thankful HE saved me! Happy TT!

Sharon said...

Amen, great analogy.

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mama meji said...

Your post definitely hit the nail. Thanks for this gentle reminder.

MyJourneyBack said...

What a great post. Thanks so much for sharing it and reminding us of Christ's suffering for us.
Isn't it great to know that our bill is "paid in full". Thanks for reminding us of his love too.
Many Blessings,