Archives For grace

Caterpillar

March 17, 2017 — Leave a comment

Oh Lord, I’m amazed by your wonder and grace.  I look at the life of a caterpillar as it is surrounded by its cocoon and how it struggles to become a beautiful butterfly.  In fact it must go through this struggle to survive.  The struggle is what allows the butterfly to become strong.

I pray as I go through the struggles of life that my eyes will stay focused on you.  I pray that I will allow your love to surround me through any trials and tribulations I might face; that I will emerge as beautiful child of God.  

Thank You, Father for all you do! ~Debra

Grace Who?

March 6, 2017 — Leave a comment

               Grace is a word that gets tossed around a lot, but what does it mean?  Merriam-Webster says, “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification.”  Well, what’s regeneration or sanctification?  Again, according to Merriam-Webster, regeneration deals with the state of growing in divine grace as a result of Christian commitment after baptism or conversion, while regeneration is spiritual renewal or revival.

Now that we have the definitions out of the way, what does Grace mean?  Clearly some people have tried to used it as a 00666 License to Sin, but as you can see, by definition it’s divine assistance to get us back on the right track.

To me, growing in grace, renewal and revival don’t sound like words associated with intentional, repetitive sin.

Now, I realize most of us, if we are honest, can remember a time when we callously did things we knew we weren’t supposed to do.  But when we repented (turned away from what we were doing), our loving father was there with His marvelous grace to lavish on us.

Don’t forget that first word…unmerited!  It means you haven’t done (and can’t do) anything to earn it, but it’s given to you anyhow!  What an awesome God we serve!

Today, if you are doing things that you know God doesn’t want you to do, stop it, and receive His grace.  It is truly AMAZING!  Gwen

Second Chances

May 21, 2016 — Leave a comment

I was watching a movie the other night about a young man who had been called into the ministry.  He ran from his calling and became a very rich investment banker.  Not a nice one I might add…

He had also left a young woman who loved him very much at the bus station expecting him to return.

Then story takes a twist…After 15 years he receives an invitation to come hear her speak at a church in a small town near by.  He decides to go.  As he’s racing down the road in flashy new sports car, it breaks down and who comes to his rescue but…an Angel.

This Angel announces that he is being given a Second Chance.  He is transported into the life he didn’t choose.  He’ married, has two girls, and is the Preacher of a small church. 

You can imagine the ciaos.  He struggles with resentment, anger, and bitterness.  After a time, He begins to see the love of those around him.  Prayers being lifted on his behalf…the love his wife and girls have for him.

One night he is called to minister to a dying man.  This man is not a believer and very old.  He shares with him the parable of the workers in the vineyard from Matthew 20:1-16.

He wanted him to realize that it’s never too late!  No matter when you decide to accept the Lord, our reward is the same, eternal salvation.

God’s mercy and grace is His to give as He sees fit.

The parable from Matthew indicates that several believers weren’t happy

Love Heart, celebrate God’s grace and mercy regardless of when a person come into His saving Grace.  It is never to late to serve and it’s never to late to accept Chris as your personal Savior.

 

CAUTION:  Scripture warns, that we have no promise of tomorrow!

Take that second chance to serve the Lord and rejoice when someone comes to serve Him, no matter how late they arrive.  ~Deb

“No one knows about that day or hours, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” (Matthew 24:36, NIV)

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU…

November 27, 2014 — Leave a comment

For every dilemma, every anxiety, every attraction, every conflict, every sin in my life, there is a deliverer~Jesus Christ!

Thank You, Lord, for your sacrifice, your love, your forgiveness, your mercy, your grace.  The way you reach down and pull me up when I’m not focused.  

I ask for forgiveness and your guidance to stay sure-footed on the Rock of my Salvation and not fall into the pit of the world and all its enticements.  Help me to be God centered, not me centered.
Let me give you total control of my life! ~Deb

Grace

November 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

thFor it is by grace you have been saved, through faith ~ and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God~not by works, so that no one can boast.  (Ephesians 2:8, NIV)

Praise God, I’m Saved! ~Debra