Saturday, August 18, 2018

Walking through the Wilderness

Walking through the Wilderness

Today is Saturday and I have to work today and tomorrow so 
we will continue this conversation Monday.

God loves you!

Much love and many blessings

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Grace, Grace, God's Grace

Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within,
Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin!

What a wonderful thing. God's grace that is so capable, caring, loving and merciful.  The word Grace appears over 200 times in the KJV in fact it is "by Grace we are saved through faith". By its very definition the word means mercy, pardon, and exemption. Like the song says these are the words we generally think of when we talk about God's grace.

If God's grace extended no farther than pardon, mercy, and cleansing it would be enough. If God's grace extended no farther than "by Grace we are saved through faith" it would be enough however, like all things of God there is another, deeper level that begins to reveal itself as we seek to know Him more and as we begin to see Him through different eyes.

God's grace is so wonderful that the Apostle Paul opens all thirteen of his letters with "Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ". [NOTE:  this number of books does not include the Book of Hebrews. Though many believe it is a writing of Paul many do not in part because the opening greeting is not consistent with the others.] The statement does not read peace and grace but grace and peace. Paul knew that one cannot know true peace without first being acquainted with true grace, God's grace.

God's grace is a privilege and as such it is that definition I want to look at. A privilege is something that one is entitled to based on someone else having had it first. What do I mean? Before Jesus called the Peter, Andrew, James and John to be "fishers of men" they were simply men fishing however because of Jesus they were privileged and receive training, instruction and would later be given power to do all manner of things. More to the point it is because of Jesus the we have the privilege to be called sons and daughters.