Wednesday, July 11, 2012

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
(1 Corinthans 12:9)

Sweet Patti sent this scripture to me today when I needed it most.  I hope it will encourage all of you as well.

I tend to think I have to go it alone, that I have to rely on my own power to get through things, accomplish things, whatever.  This just isn't true.  God is enough.  His grace is enough..... more than enough.  He's there to support me in all that I do.  Let me remember to thank Him for helping me through each day.  Let me be bold and make sure that I tell others of His amazing grace and what He has done for me.   Let me always remember to give God the glory for all that I am. 

I cannot go it alone and I don't have to.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

He became what we are that He might make us what He is.

This came in an email this morning.  Isn't it a beautiful quote?  It's hard to imagine all the sacrifices that He made for our benefit.  I'm not even considering His ultimate sacrifice of death, just becoming human was incredibly unselfish and sacrificial.  He lost everything..... gave up everything ..... became homeless ..... took on all human attributes ..... suffered in the heat ..... got blisters ...... starved at times ...... thirsted for water..... and the list goes on and on.  (The only attribute that He didn't acquire was a sinful nature.)

What this tells me is that when I have a headache..... He knows how I feel.  When I'm crying..... He knows how I feel.  When I'm suffering in any way...... He knows how I feel.  He can relate...... He's been there, He's actually been there.  This makes me feel closer to Him as more than a God, but also as a friend and companion.  He's not unreachable, he's not unavailable.  He's there for me, He's there for you.  He's there for everyone and anyone that welcomes Him! 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
(Hebrews 11:16)

And while we are waiting to enter His Kingdom .......
May God Bless America!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

But now He has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in His sight, without blemish and free from accusation
(Colossians 1:22)

Not much in the way of comments from me, just great scripture with promises for all sinners.  Sinners without blemish!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners —of whom I am the worst.  But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.

(1 Timothy 1:15-16)

I love this scripture!  The worst of sinners.....the worst of sinners......ME...... Jesus Christ displays His immense patience to ME....!  It just speaks to me in such a personal way.  God's patience is immense, so immense that I can't understand or comprehend it.  I'm grateful and humbled, not quite able to grasp the whole concept, but trusting the truth in the Bible, knowing that even someone like me can receive eternal life.  Praise the Lord!