Posts Tagged ‘ Change ’

Grace That’s Truly Amazing

Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16 NRSV

By definition, grace is amazing. It’s amazing because it’s undeserved. But that’s just the beginning.

If I got a gift that I didn’t want or need, the gift would be of little value or use. Even though I didn’t deserve it, it didn’t really impress me as amazing.

beautiful girl portraitGod’s grace is amazing not just because it is freely given, but also because of what it does. Even when we least deserve it, God steps in with grace to heal and lift, to cleanse and renew, to encourage and strengthen, to guard and to guide, and to set us right. That’s why God’s grace is so amazing!

This idea is powerfully illustrated in today’s video. You will hear the familiar words of amazing grace, while seeing what makes that grace so incredible. Please click here for the video.

Then take a moment to thank God for the grace given you, and its transforming work in your life!

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Called To Change

No matter how much a fool suffers because of their foolishness, their folly remains. Proverbs 27:20 adapted

j0409123I’ve made plenty of mistakes. We all make mistakes. We make bad choices. We fall into temptation, and we go down dead end roads. Thankfully, God doesn’t expect us to never make a mistake.

The writer of Proverbs suggests that the real problem is not that we do foolish things, but that we don’t always learn from our mistakes. When faced with painful consequences, some swallow their pride, admit their wrongs and change course. That turns mistakes into learning experiences!

Of course fools don’t do that. They suffer the consequences, and then go right back to planning more folly. For them, wrong-headed ideas and sinful pursuits are the way to go. Maybe that’s because their minds have become dull, their hearts hard and their spirits numb.

God is looking for people who are ready to leave foolish ways behind. God wants people who are willing to learn from their mistakes. God j0227566wants people who are wise enough to consider the consequences of their actions, and ready to change course when they take a wrong turn.

Are you that person? May God make us all flexible enough to be willing to change, and to stay ever true to Christ’s calling on our lives!