Monday, December 3, 2012
Arise to the grace of God
The way God thinks and works is many times the exact opposite of the world. The enemy wants to get us operating as far as possible from God's grace. God is our creater. He is our designer. He is our engineer. He knows how to pull our heart strings. He and only He knows how to heal us in order to be able to walk in all the great things He has planned for us. Do you know it is "forgiveness" that frees us from sin and not "punishment". I'll say that again. Do you know it is "forgiveness" that frees us from sin and not "punishment". Do you know that it's "love" that moves us into doing the will of God and not "determination". It's not our love for God, but rather His love for us. Are we able to fully receive His love, His forgiveness, and His grace today, so that we can walk in His will and purpose for our lives. Determination is not going to get the job done, your own will is not strong enough, and no good thing dwells in your flesh. So what are you going to turn to today to get you through? Your own self-efforts or God's grace? In returning and rest you shall be saved. In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.