Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Grace For Grace...

How do you know if
you need more grace?

  • When God temporarily steps back into the shadows

  •  When God sends the most unlovable person into your life

  • When temptation seems to have gotten the upper hand

  •  When the Scriptures are no longer enjoyable

  • When the burden you are caring is heavier than the promises of God

  • Every moment of your life

Everyone you know and everyone they know is in this situation. People need grace. People need more grace than they realize.

Martin Luther once said, “Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes.”

In the spiritual world, just like the physical world we are completely dependent upon the Lord Jesus Christ. We need to recognize when these scenarios come upon us and without ceasing ask God to give us the grace that is needed to know that we need more grace.

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of Grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in the time of need.” (Hebrews 12:16, ESV)

“Now listen carefully…because this is incredibly important. Every one of us needs help. We are not God. We have needs. We have weaknesses. We have confusion. We have limitations of all kinds. We need help. (John Piper)

Most of us never realize at the time we most need extraordinary grace to go to God and ask God to make us aware of how much more grace we need to face our current situation.

Grace is available 24/7 – God’s grace is never disrupted!


The Old Geezer said...

Amen! I'll take all the grace God has to offer. For some reason I have a difficult time thinking about the grace of God seperate from His mercy. Grace and mercy seem to go together.

JD Curtis said...

Thanks for the reminder that "God's Grace is never disrupted". Because although at times it might seem so, this is because of our "little" faith.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks again Gregg for another comforting blog.

Take care.

Lloyd said...

Thank you Gregg for reminding us of the undeserved grace, love, and mercy our Holy God has given too us unworthy sinners. God's blessings too you. Lloyd

Gregg said...

Ron - I am with you, I will take all the grace I can get! They do go together. God sees our need, takes pity, meets that need all the while we do not deserve it nor could we ever deserve it!

JD Curtis - you are welcome. Too, bad we don't consistently remember that God's grace is always available.

Yvonne - you are more than welcome. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lloyd - you also are welcome. Thanks for the blessings, Lord knows I need it very much today. Today has been very trying. Thank God He is faithful.

Kansas Bob said...

I love how Hebrews 4 tells us:

"Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need."

I love that we can be confident to receive grace when we go to the throne of grace.

AL said...

Thanks Gregg. I needed this one today.

Gregg said...

Your welcome Al, I need it everyday, more so today than ever.

arlee bird said...

Amen to this.