Everyday Perfect Grace
We have been called to be perfect. I know…right? Good luck with that? Yet God does call us to be mature and complete (“teleioo”) just as He is. Think what about Philippians 1:6, He who began a good work in you will carry it to completion until the day He returns.
I like what Pastor John Piper has to say on the purpose of creation being one of the most amazing things about God and without us on His created earth His grace could not be realized. That is why He created us. He knew we would sin so He chose Christ’s sacrifice before creation - because He wanted to reveal the glory of His grace. This earth experience is hard with hard circumstances like our health and broken relationships and yet we have the hope of God’s promises and in faith we can SEE His grace displayed with love and wisdom over us all. God isn’t limited by our sin - only we are.” There is grace…everyday. For more encouragement in Everyday Matters visit DebbieGriffith.com
Are you listening? Jesus is speaking. Hear His voice; “You are forgiven. Today is a new day. Our feelings are pretty strong and so even when we confess and have God’s forgiveness we may not feel like it because of an action of ours was so awful.
But listen to Lamentations 3:23 where we can know: “Great is His mercy. It’s new every morning and great is His faithfulness. Everyday I try to “be better” by choosing what I should think on which often means I remain silent, shut my mouth and pray. Don’t be discouraged. You’re not alone because there’s a whole lot of us who so wanted to be faithful, but who at times got defeated, beat-up by life and tested by trials but through it all we clung to the faith. This is the Gospel of Grace. Let’s cheer each other on with this truth and hope. Carry on friend. I’m on the journey with you …everyday. For more encouragement in Everyday Matters visit DebbieGriffith.com