Sinking in Grace

Drowning in Grace

“If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.”

This has never felt so real.

I have understood Your patience,

And I have understood Your peace.

I have feared Your power,

And I have been lead by Your watchful, loving eyes.

Grace, however, has always been a shallow pool

Where I have sat, wanting.

“What is grace really?

I know it’s the cross.

I know it’s You taking the punishment for my sins.

My head knows, but not my heart.”

How can I swim in that?

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Living Freely in Your Freedom- Answers Through Adam and Eve

Freedom

I have been thinking a lot lately about what it means to have freedom in Christ and what it means to truly live in that freedom. I know that I am free in God through the blood of Jesus and that, through Him, I am no longer held captive to sin. Even though I know this, it is hard most days to actually live in that freedom. It is like God has taken my chains off, but I am still living in the prison cell and thinking of myself as a criminal and a prisoner. As much as I remind myself that I am free in Him, I don’t think I really know what that means so I am not able to really experience and understand my freedom. Over the next few days, weeks, and months, I plan to look at what the Bible says about freedom so that I can better understand it and then better live in it. I am hoping that I will learn how to truly live freely in my freedom!

I decided the best place to start would be at the very beginning.

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When I Look at the Stars

Have you ever gone outside at night and looked at the sky? I don’t mean just glance up and notice a few stars and the moon and then quit. I mean have you ever REALLY looked at the night sky? A few times each week, I go on a walk around my neighborhood, and I always go in the evening right after it has gotten dark. This is partly to stay in shape, partly to get rid of some energy before I start getting ready for bed, and partly because it really gives me the chance to look at the night sky, and in doing so, to look at God. I have heard many Christians tell me why they love the stars and how it leads them to worship, and tonight, I want to share my own reason for finding them so absolutely amazing!

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No Words

Lord, I have no words.

When I think about your grace in my life,

When I face all my failures,

All the times I let you down,

What that means,

How you saw me,

How I hurt you,

How you loved me,

How I loved the world,

How I loved it more than you-

What can I say to make that right?

I have no words.

 

September 16, 2013