Thursday, June 28, 2012

Because of Grace

I asked God to give me a verse for this time I'm going through. And He gave me an easy one to memorize, James 4:6, "But He gives greater grace". Really, isn't that what it's all about? Because of greater grace, He shed His blood on the cross for us 2000 years ago. Because of greater grace, He was victor over death and rose to live again. Because of greater grace, He is seated in the place of honor at God's right hand. Because of greater grace, He is constantly interceding for me in my trials. Because of greater grace, He lives in us and gives us His power to overcome all. Because of greater grace, He is giving me the strength to make it through this most difficult time in my life. Becuse of greater grace, I give Him my love and praise for giving me His greater grace.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

God's Words Are Life

Praise the Lord, my back pain is a little better. Jesus has given me the strength and grace to make it one day at a time. "Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always", Psalm 105:4. I'm learning a lot through this. I'm learning when Jesus is all I have, Jesus is enough. I'm learning to let go of trying to figure everything out myself and let God handle it all. I'm learning to keep my eyes on Jesus not only when I'm home alone but when I go about my daily activities. I'm learning God's Word has life in it. "Give attention to my words, for they are life to those who find them and health to their bones", Proverbs 4:20-22. I'm learning to be like Moses who "kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who was invisible", Hebrews 11:27.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Jesus is Enough

i haven't written my blog lately due to my severe back pain. I've mostly just been trying to get through each day. I'm a little bit better. But enough about me. What I want to say is that I could not get through this without Jesus. He is my constant companion. Every day I'm living in the strength of his powerful right arm. I've claimed the promises in the Word and found them to be true. There is life in the Word and He is slowly but surely giving me new life. He is slowly but surely changing my heart that had become hardened. And if He does that then all this pain will be worth it. "O Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress", Isaiah 33:2. "Come boldly to the throne of grave, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need", Hebrews 4:16.