The Miracle Of Grace

Only God, and his ability to forgive us, keeps the chain of grace continuing on….


What does grace actually look like…..and the miracle of grace?

 

Psalm 145: 8-9
“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The LORD is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works”.

 

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Standing on the edge of a mountain top, I look across the range. Storm clouds have passed and I’m standing under the blue. Feeling the sun from within, I know God is abounding. Reverently, the valleys are shaded from harm; I can see God’s grace protecting them. What a breathtaking sight! Standing 10,000 feet up, I know everything below my feet is blessed by grace from God’s eternal love. Infinitely, the animals protect their offspring and the balance of power is ultimately His. Even the dead branches serve in His kingdom….a perch for those that prowl.

Oh, but the meanings of grace (biblically called Charis), are far and wide. Grace by itself is a miracle to behold. It may be the birth of a child, the lame walking; a devastating accident and the victims walk away unscathed; a tree slides from a mountain top and lands in a creek right side up yet it still lives for years to come. Disasters happen but we should give God the glory for His merciful grace.

It’s also a miracle that two lost souls may find their way back together again after a lifetime of disappointments – only by His grace, my friend. Everything works out to the glory of God. There’s nothing better than happy endings! Love, by far, is the most powerful gift of grace. We share the miracle of grace tonight.

 

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Only God, and his ability to forgive us, keeps the chain of grace continuing on. As the sun reaches to the west, we give thanks for another marvelous day. We pray for those less fortunate….may God’s grace be bestowed upon thee. I thank God for the opportunity to just to sit here and think about the blessings He has brought me- the Grace of His love never-ending.

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We all are to be so thankful, for God gives grace to those who have faith, are humble, and forgiven. We receive forgiveness according to the riches of God’s grace, and grace drives our sanctification.

 

Ephesians 1:7
“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace”.

 

I pray for His grace, comfort and protection, like the mountains and valleys do after a fearless storm has passed. God bless you, all my friends!

 

Hebrews 12:28
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear”.

Trying To Make A Difference

…..just messages from heaven


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It’s another hot day and the grains are waving in the summer winds; the valleys are covered in shades of amber. I feel the winds facing my spirit. My soul feels like it’s in a pressure cooker. I am on the brink… my heart pales as I look out over the fields as I am so minute. But God has opened a gateway; I stare out over the valley of believers.  I’m no different than my peers; in fact, I’m not even worthy of the gifts from God. YOU, my friends, are better!  But I stand in the wake waiting for our heavenly Father who doesn’t pick and choose. He wants us all but only a few follows his commands.

I’ll never forget the night my Father woke me and told me to write. I still laugh to myself as I thought He was kidding. I said to God, I’ve never written a thing in my life and you think I can do that?? And at the age of sixty?? You can imagine the rest of that story. I went to the kitchen and picked up a pen. The first piece I ever wrote was “Jesus In the Back Seat”. I’ve never published that sacred piece. Instead I have it stored in my memory as it was what God said to write first. I got the message….

My point being, while sitting in the dark to begin a journey with not even a road map, I had no idea where I was headed but God knew! I ask, “Will you let Him be your engine?” Can one human really make a difference in 2017?  I’m not worthy but I am called.

I wonder, what defines worthy? We are all sinners of one sort or another. Doing God’s work comes in many different forms, it’s not just those of cloth that are called upon. I’ve lived long enough to hear those who swear to God and get crucified behind the curtains.

I just stay in prayer knowing if I do as God desires, I’ll be blessed by His own presence. My writings aren’t mine… they are messages from heaven. I have no outline or study guide to hide in, nor a computer to correct my poor grammar errors. But being left handed, I just peck away with my right thumb on my cellphone. God forbid I get arthritis! I’m just me; my mother’s boy, loving life and listening to the Lord. ……


 

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Time Grows

God brought you to me once more!


As time marches on, we held on to those moments when as adolescents, we played in the leaves. In the crisp air of fall, we spent our weekends raking leaves. We played hide and seek for hours… after all, it was one way I was able to see you.

Then the first frost of ice formed on the puddles. The holidays came first. On Thanksgiving, you left to see your cousins; I sat in my room and stared out the window. I watched the leaves as they swirled; they reminded me of you. Those were the longest four days I could ever remember.

I watched the neighbors string their Christmas lights and wished my dad would let me help. Mom enjoyed me helping her to trim the tree… but, I wondered what you were doing too. I asked Mom if you could come over, but we were too busy. I saved some money to buy you a gift; a sweet necklace with a heart; it was all I could afford. I really wanted to see you on Christmas day.

If I was lucky, I would catch a glimpse of you in another classroom; we ate lunch on different shifts. Your mom would pick you up from school and I rode the bus home.

Spring came and we played around the flag pole on May Day. We joined in, holding hands.  Summer was around the corner and I couldn’t wait! But it was then you moved away.  We lost contact and I never knew where you moved to or where I could find you. I always watched for you to appear at our favorite spots.

Puberty came and my interests changed. Building models and tree forts were my fame until high school and then they were lame. But I never forgot about you….

I married once but it didn’t work out. I knew it was you I should have been with – my soul mate from heaven. God delivered, but it was just the wrong time.

Years later and a little technology, you have showed up on my doorstep. Elated, God brought you to me once more! As “time grows”, so does our love. Now, in our golden years, we wake in the morning holding hands, just like we did as kids.

I just can’t thank God enough for this miracle of love, my soul mate, from way back when…..

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