Christianity 201

July 24, 2020

A God of Grace

Filed under: Christianity - Devotions — paulthinkingoutloud @ 5:32 pm
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Today’s author is someone from the other side of the world we met in our own comments section. Mutsawashe Chipuriro writes at Grace Unmatched, which is appropriate because both the of the articles we are featuring today, with permission, include this theme. Click the headers to read either or both articles at the source website.

Physical presence is not always everything

I was reading Psalm chapter 135 and it got me thinking.

We’re living in the evidence-based generation. Always having to prove a point, provide proof, have tangible material.

Psalm 135 has verses which talk about idols. These idols are there, man made in silver and gold but they can’t see, hear or say anything. The chapter goes on to say that those that trust in these idols are as worthless as these very idols. That part hurt because nowadays idols aren’t just those images worshipped but objects or even people that take up most the space and time in our lives.

We are always looking for something tangible to get us by but does what we get or discover actually benefit us? After getting that proof, that evidence, are you truly satisfied? Because I think the more proof you acquire the more you have to continue on such a path so that one day your proof can never be dismissed.

I always say this, thank God for grace because though we don’t physically see God Himself, He sees us, He hears us and He speaks to us.

Let us not give the evil one power to blind us by convincing us that we need to physically see something, in order to benefit from it.

Many of us did not see Jesus Christ die on the cross but are we not benefitting from that gesture every day of our lives?

For the Lord will judge His people And He will have compassion on His servants [revealing His mercy].

The idols of the nations are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; They have eyes, but they do not see; They have ears, but they do not hear, Nor is there any breath in their mouths.

Psalms 135:14‭-‬17 AMP

Give Grace a call

Life is hard. Life can be so hard that you forget whose child you are.

You forget whose child you are and you take matters into your own hands.

You take matters into your own hands but let’s admit this truth: you’re only lead to destruction in most, if not all of the cases.

Destruction, which you think is impossible, but this destruction is not always visible. I’ll tell you what destruction is: pain, hurt, sadness, feelings of being overwhelmed, shame, guilt, unnecessary silence, anger. The list is endless.

It’s endless because destruction extends to anything that gets you justifying your feelings, actions and thoughts, to that small whispering voice with such a strong argument as if you’re a prosecutor in the court of law. A prosecutor aware of the fact that they do not have a substantial case so they exaggerate every “fact” they put across.

But thank God for grace. His grace which will find you in your destructive mode. His grace which picks up your sinful odour, in your deepest and darkest place of hiding and drags you out into the light.

His grace which cleans you up from inside out and leaves you with a scent of hope and full of rekindled memories of whose child you are: a child of God. The God of love, care and forgiveness.

Be hopeful. Grace is just around the corner, it’s only a prayerful call away.

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

2 Corinthians 12:9‭-‬10 KJV

1 Comment »

  1. Amen. His grace is truly sufficient!

    Comment by _wenyasha — July 26, 2020 @ 5:07 am | Reply

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