This is the beginning of my Journey of Grace. Now realizing that it is truly grace that we live by, and having experienced it in massive degrees lately through Jesus Christ, I want to start sharing my experiences. Not only mine, but others also, as we are here to help one another in the body of Christ, and to bring Christ to non believers who are in need of hope, forgiveness, love, and of course Grace. Everyday the Lord pours out His grace into the world. We have common grace through the law that keeps things in order. Have you ever wondered what would happen if they lifted all the laws of the land tomorrow? We have our conscious, that tells us when we are doing right or wrong. Although we can harden it can't we, or get it pretty warped with the justifying of our wrong doings! Alright, then there is all the nature that stays in order and of course feeds us, with the sun, moon, and seasons playing their part! And what about rain?? We also have medical care, and beds, and shoes, and smiles, and a million other things that God bestows on us to give us comfort and provide a beautiful world. Now that is just the outside, mind you. Let's get to the inside, to the part that really matters, the part that determines how you see all the stuff on the outside! What happens when we do mess up, and sometimes mess up a lot?? What happens when we can't change things, or make up the mess ups to our kids, or our spouses, or whoever we wronged or hurt, even ourselves? What happens when we realize one day things just aren't what they should be, we aren't what we should be, and all the good things we are trying to do just aren't working? The good things, the good being, just isn't making things right?
What happens when we can't make it right no matter what we do? For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. That is what the bible says. Romans 3:23 And the wages of sin are death. Romans 6:23 Now that doesn't sound good at all, kind of like we are dead inside because of sin, we have messed everything up, because it only takes one thing to not be perfect, and well, we just can't make it right! I know I couldn't, I tried everything. Thought I could though. It took 25 years of trying everything there was out there before I finally came to the end of myself. And boy was I glad the day I just quit trying and ask God to please save me. Save me Lord and change me. I am sorry Lord, I have sinned, I need you Lord to save me. I remember calling out to Him on my knees 7 years ago. And you know what, He did! And you know what Ephesians 2: 8 says? It is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boast! I was washed clean, forgiven, and given a brand new life in Christ, and a brand new outlook on life! The world was different to me! So began my life in grace, and that was 7 years ago this month. In fact on January 30 will be 7 years. But, get this. The grace didn't end. It was just the beginning. And the past couple of weeks I have experienced grace in depths beyond my wildest dreams. You know, becoming a Christian is just the beginning of our journey. We spend our lives getting to know our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and how much He really loves us. But grace my friend, grace is beautiful, and amazing.........more to come later!!
With much love in Christ,