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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The beauty of grace

But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: "Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you."Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:13-16 NIV).

"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one" (Ephesians 6:13-16 NIV).

God knows our deepest desires! He also knows all the unpleasant, imperfect things about us - even those we hide . . . even those no one else on earth knows.

The beauty of God's grace is that He loves us anyway! I'm rejoicing in that grace this week. I am so unworthy on my own -- through Christ I am wholly worthy and deserving -- but only through and because of Him.

Thank you Sweet Savior for winning me God's grace on the Cross!

Blessings on your journey,
Mary

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi, my name is Pete, I'm writing on behalf of Shelterwood--a licensed residential teen treatment facility with two locations in Missouri. Would you be interested in including a link to Shelterwood.org as a resource on your site? We would be open to a link exchange as well if that is something you might be interested in.

We are located on the web at http://www.shelterwood.org. Look forward to hearing from you.

Regards,


Pete - shelterwood.doulos@gmail.com

Tea with Tiffany said...

Time to be dressed and armed for battle daily. Like you, I'm so unworthy. Praise God for unending grace.

Have a great weekend!