Bible Ballistics: BBs #224 A Fortnight Of Thanks-Living #14
I thank God for His Amazing Grace. The question was asked at our church last evening, “Does God’s grace still amaze you?” And oh, the answer is a resounding YES!!! Both then, when He saved my wretched soul so many years ago, about 40 in fact, and now even more as I’ve lived in and experienced the love and grace of God on a daily basis! Oh, how precious to know the wonderful, life-changing grace of God. Without Jesus I would be nothing—in truth I wouldn’t even want to think about where or what I would be without HIM!!!
“Jesus said unto them,
If God were your Father,
ye would love me:
for I proceeded forth and came from God;
neither came I of myself,
but he sent me.” John 8:42
That God loved me enough to send “His only begotten Son” to save me from my sin and hell–that amazes me! And yes, “SIN” is the issue. And only God’s amazing grace could love you and me enough to provide the one and only way to know Him and to spend now and eternity with Him. It’s HIS grace alone, in Christ alone that transforms and delivers us from not only the penalty of sin (Hell), but also from the power of sin over our lives, and eventually from the very presence of sin. I’m ready! How about you? Have you received this amazing grace into your life? If so give Him daily, continual thanks, praise and honor. If not, then call on His name in repentance and faith in His death, burial and resurrection for YOUR sin, and He will meet you there, but He won’t leave you “there”! He will lift you up to heights beyond anything that you can imagine.
“Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,” Ephesians 3:20
God’s amazing grace at work in us, accomplishing God’s great and amazing purposes IN and through us. And His eternal presence that enables us to overcome this world fearlessly, because He will never leave us.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
Did you see it? When we are IN Christ Jesus and have His love within us (because HE puts it there)—we can never be separated from HIM. And how does this take place? Well, I’m glad you asked!
“Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access
into this grace
wherein we stand,
of the glory of God.
3 And not only so,
but we glory in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because
the love of God
is shed abroad in our hearts
by the Holy Ghost
which is given unto us.
6 For when we were yet without strength,
in due time
Christ died for the ungodly.” Romans 5:1-6
How amazing that Jesus not only died for my sin, but He rose victorious over sin and death to provide the way—His Holy Spirit—for us to receive “the love of God” into our hearts! It doesn’t get much more amazing than that.
So I’d like to close our “Fortnight Of Thanks-Living” by thanking God for HIS “amazing grace”, and calling each of you to join me, and NOT just today, BUT every day! Because, when we are in Jesus, we are blessed with His salvation for our souls, His love within our hearts, and His presence now and for all eternity.
May God bless you with a wonderful day of sharing your “attitude of gratitude” with all those around you?
Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!!!