This is a reminder of one simple truth we must remind ourselves of regularly. We are trophies of grace. No matter the chaos flying around me this song just reminds me of this one simple thing. I have received the grace of God. That is comforting. Enjoy.
I came across this simple quote in my notes recently. I heard this at a conference back in 2006 and it is still so true.
Nobody has ever offended me, as greatly as I have offended the Lord and yet He is still blessing me.
Thank the Lord that He is not spiteful but rather that He is faithfully caring for His children.
A couple of years ago I was asked to think about my love for God. I wrote it out as a prayer and recently I stumbled upon that note and thought I would share it below.
I thank you Lord that I am never beyond repair. Your grace is always bigger than my mistakes.
I love you Lord because you loved me when I was nothing more than a vile sinner. Not only have you saved me but you continue to save me from myself and when I am too stubborn to listen, and fall, you are always willing to forgive. I love you Lord because you have the best planned for me. I can trust in your guiding hand to lead me down the right path and not to harm me. You shaped and fashioned me in my mother’s womb and still continue to shape me into the person you want me to be. I love you Lord because you allow me to be a part of your story here on earth. You don’t need me but you choose to use me. Thank you for letting me be used by you. Thank you for hearing when I cry out about big things in my life. Thank you for hearing me when I cry out about silly things in my life. Thank you that you not only hear me but that you answer me, in a perfect way.
Lord you never let go, when I went through times of great depression and loss, you were there. Thank you.
I thank you Lord that with you there is no need for a facade, I don’t need to try to impress you or pretend that everything is OK when it is not. Because you know the true me, you have seen me at my lowest and my best, you know the depths of my heart Lord but you love me the same. And I love you too.
The below is taken from Charles Spurgeon’s devotional “Morning and Evening”
If left to yourselves, you who are warmest for Christ would cool down like Laodicea into sickening lukewarmness. You who are sound in the faith would be white with leprosy of false doctrine. You who now walk before the Lord in excellency and integrity would reel to and fro and stagger with a drunkenness of evil passion. Like the moon, we borrow our light; bright as we are when grace shines on us, we are darkness itself when the Sun of Righteousness withdraws Himself. Therefore, let us cry to God never to leave us…Lord, keep us everywhere. Keep us when we are in the valley, so that we will not complain about Your humbling hand. Keep us when we are on the mountain, so that we will not become dizzy from being lifted up. Keep us in our youth, when our passions are strong; keep us in our old age, when becoming conceited by our wisdom, we might prove greater fools than the young and foolish. Keep us when we come to die, lest, at the very end, we would deny You! Keep us living, keep us dying, keep us laboring, keep us suffering, keep us fighting, keep us resting, keep us everywhere, for everywhere we need You, O our God!
The original Amazing grace is possibly one of my most favorite songs, I love this version of it to. Be blessed as you remember how truly amazing grace is for a sinner whom God has saved.
The below is a list of memories as they came to mind from the earliest to the latest. I asked myself to remember these because of this week’s challenge. So…Do you remember back in the day?
The below quote is from John Piper’s ‘Think’ book;
Divine wisdom begins consciously with God. (‘The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,” Ps. 111:10) , and is consciously sustained by God and has the glory of God as its conscious goal. Divine wisdom reached its climatic demonstration in the cross of Christ – because the cross was a way of salvation that humbles man and exalts the grace of God. When divine wisdom is revealed to humans in the death of Christ, its effect is to save us and humble us by doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
The below quote is from John Piper’s ‘Think’ book’
We may say then that a fundamental difference between divine wisdom and human wisdom is that God’s wisdom exalts what the cross stand for and human wisdom is offended by what the cross stands for. What does it stand for? Read more…