Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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

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!


Derrick Boyd said...

I really enjoyed this post. Thanks for the encouragement. God Bless You.

pilgrimscottage said...

Thank you for this reminder, Gregg. It is one I need all the time. It can be very easy for me to forget that only God's grace is what we need most in times of hardship and perplexity.

welcome to my world of poetry said...
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welcome to my world of poetry said...

Hi Gregg on reflection what I wrote last night was not appropriate to your question. so deleted it.

This was a most thought provoking post and one I have been pondering over as I had a sleepness night.
Hope you are well.

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

God's grace is something I've never been able to understand. I am thankful for the grace He has given me in Christ. WHY????..... I don't know? I deserve nothing but eternal damnation and separation from Him!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Another excellent post! We've been discussing 'grace' quite a bit in our family these last few weeks. When one of the children is cranky, who needs more grace? The cranky child, or the people tolerating the crankiness? ☺