Mercy & Grace
I have been so encouraged by this verse this week. How mind blowing that I am invited to boldly come to the throne of God and there receive his mercy and grace to help me with anything and everything life throws my way. I am so grateful for this invitation because I need his mercy and grace on a daily basis.
Nothing else to say really.
Sunday at church we sang the song by Hillsong called Beautiful Exchange. A love song about the greatest exchange that ever took place – Jesus taking all our wrong doings so we could be made right with the Holy and Eternal God. The wonder, the cost, and the sacrifice that was made fills me with wonder and awe – it is to this loving God I surrender my life. Thank you Jesus for this beautiful exchange.
We Know!Artists, sculptors and potters often have a trademark they place on their creations. This trademark becomes the recognised stamp of their individual work. It is the same with us; our Creator has put a trademark in us. An instinctive knowledge of God has been stamped on all our hearts. We may choose to deny it but it makes no difference, that stamp is there – put lovingly by God himself.
Jesus says “I have loved you with a love that never stops!” That means me and you: Yes you behind this computer screen, you in your workplace, you the mum at home looking after toddlers, you who suffer, you who grieve, you who are ill, you who are mad at Him, you who are rebellious and even you who say there is no God. Jesus loves all of us no matter what! WOOHOO!!
Pour out my heart
“O my people, trust in him at all times.
Pour out your heart to him,
for God is our refuge.”
Psalm 62:8 (NLT)
I don’t think a day goes by when I don’t pour my heart out to Jesus. I love the fact that I can trust him over everything going on in my life and that I can go to him for rest and protection.
Strength & Peace
Psalm 29 talks about the awesomeness of our God. The fact that his presence can make mountains leap and his voice is thunder. At the end of this chapter on God’s unbelievable goodness it says:
The Almighty and All powerful God promises to make us strong and give us peace.
Life is often hard, but we can rest in knowing God will give us strength and peace if we focus on the truth that we serve an Awesome God and remove the focus off ourselves and our situation.
Try it – it totally works!
Satisfied by God
Never have I been so desperate for God and for more of his presence in my life.
Call me dumb but I have always associated this verse with hunger for food. But this morning God revealed another thought. I realised God says here in Luke that we are blessed when we are hungry for him because he will satisfy us!!