Sunday, October 4, 2009
We Are Never Out of the Reach of Grace
I don't believe we can ever out-sin grace. Where sin abounds, grace abounds even more. All our doubts, confusion, wrong thinking and failures mean absolutely nothing in light of grace's presence. After all, every sin and failure, every doubt and wrong belief was taken to the cross and nailed there. Sin just doesn't do a thing to grace. It doesn't change God's view of us one bit. We are accepted because of what Jesus did and nothing we do or don't do changes what He did. His record continues to stand: sins taken away, old self killed off, freedom won, reconciliation made, forgiveness granted, acceptance granted.
We can't go too far for grace to reach us. His unconditional love reaches us wherever we are, no matter what failure we've experienced, no matter how many times we've gone back to the confusion of law or fleshly ideas. We are safe forever and can't get away from this wonderful grace! "If I make my bed in hell, You are there."
He and His grace and love will hold us. He will hold us when we're faithful and when we're not. He will hold us when we're acting right and when we're acting wrong. He will hold us when we're clearly understanding grace and when we're confused and in doubt. He will hold us still! His loving favor doesn't depend on me! It never did. I only sometimes thought it did. I didn't do anything to get Him to love and grace me, and I don't do anything to get Him to keep on loving and gracing me!
Thank You, God, for your love that won't go away no matter what! Thank you that no matter what my failure or doubt, nothing changes in our relationship. You are the same faithful love yesterday, today, and tomorrow! We are always under Your waterfall of grace, always soaked in love!
Posted by sparrow girl at 3:12 PM
May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14