To a Grace-Full 2014!
“But I will leave within you the meek and humble. The remnant of Israel will trust in the name of the LORD. 13They will do no wrong; they will tell no lies. A deceitful tongue will not be found in their mouths. They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid.” – Zephaniah 3:12-13
In 2014 I pray that God will increase my wisdom and capability to share Grace with the nations – this is all I seek for it was and Is His Grace that healed and is healing me!
I have found so many misunderstandings and corrupted views of “near Grace” that I must share – like “near beer” it looks good but once you taste it you find yourself asking “what in the world makes this different from legalism?” The answer in short is nothing!
Let me try to share Grace as I know it to be – am I 100% right – LOL! NO!!!!!
I am not God and I dont claim to be – Grace for me is a very personal experience as only God knows what each and every one of us need in order to grow in Love and Peace!
Love and Peace are what grows as you grow in Grace – but getting to Grace is a humbling experience – why?
The Law! The law was designed to make you trip, fall and fail straight into the Only thing that can now or ever eliminate your condemnation and shame – Jesus Christ – the foot of His cross and His cross Alone! Want to know more scripture references on that? See thins link and answer 7 simple questions:
Take a look at the first phrase in verse 13 – “They will do no wrong” – WHAT?
How is this even in the Bible? Isn’t the Bible ALL about doing wrong and right?
NO! Actually it is ALL about His Amazing Love! Because of His Amazing Love this prophecy tells us that He (God) will leave with those who Trust the LORD (Jesus) after they have come to Him acknowledging their need (humbleness and meekness) a Holiness through His Gift (Jesus) Not through law!
Perfect Love drives out fear – the cross was perfect Love from God Above lived and made manifest through Jesus as Only He could!
“‘Twas Grace my fear relieved…” Amazing” such a simple yet profound hymn – Grace is the greatest gift and I am humbled at His feet giving thanks
Amazingly the history I heard was that Amazing Grace was written by someone at a particularly painful moment of life.
And truly “heard” by those you have been to the pit and seen the fire until HE reached down into the depths and pulls them back to HIM
Yes Kari – I Praise God for the pit for without it I never could have seen His Goodness or His GOD-ness!
Thanx for this message though i need more understanding on this topic concerning grace. God bless you whilst you continue teaching about it. i will also be grateful to learn more about this unmerited favor and not just by name but in spiritual depth. thanx again.
Thank you Brother!
I appreciate you sharing – one of the beautiful elements of Grace is the way it meets us where we are at
and from my experience grows or cultivates Love in us like I have never known before or could find in any
For me it started with answering the 7 questions found here:
My thoughts, prayers and meditations are with you in your journey and I am so happy that you and
I are journeying together right now!
Love you my brother,
Yes,Amen! What would we do without His Amazing Grace,Jesus has us so set up it boggles the mind,if we would just get it! Thanks Bob for yet another wonderful post.
Thank you my Amazing sister Pat!
Yes Amen – we cannot and must not limit The Gift and Amazingness of Christ! Only by seeing Him for Who He Is and for All that He has done can we see the Love of God for Being literally out of this world with the Goodness and Graciousness that it brings!
Thank you sister for sharing and for your encouragement!