Doug at Eternal Souls eternalsouls.net
- 2019 Jul 02
Jul 2, 2019
Thought- “A thousand times I’ve failed, still your mercy remains. Should I stumble again, I’m caught in your grace.” – Hillsong United
Scripture- “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John 1:14
Insight- When I lived in Chicago, there was a great song by the Stereo MC’s called “Stumble you might fall.” I loved to dance to that song, because I was a bad dancer, but that song had a rhythm that even I could dance to. Now some 25 years later, I can say that I have stumbled, and I have fallen many times in my life. But since I became a Christian, I can honestly say that God’s grace has always been there to pull me up, dust me off and get back on my feet. There is no end to God’s grace when I mess up, and that gives me a hope that endures all kinds of setbacks. God is merciful, he doesn’t give us what our sins deserve, and He is graceful, He gives us the love and forgiveness that we don’t deserve. What an amazing God we serve. Who or what can compare to our God? Nothing at all even comes close. I have tried everything that the world says brought me happiness, but instead it led to many stumbles and falls. But then I met Jesus, and He does give me the joy that my heart desires and though I stumble many times, I am forever caught in His grace. Praise the Lord!
Prayer: Father God, thank you that you love us more than we can ever imagine. When we stumble and fall, you don’t criticize or scold us, you simply get us back on our feet and get us back in the game. You encourage us though we may not see it clearly, we are making progress in Christ until the day of completion as promised in Philippians 1:6 when you call us home. Thank you, Jesus! Amen!