“To the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.”
“We’re all stumbling towards the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment.”
We really must come to this point in our discipleship. Simply we must realize that we can generate nothing at all, unless He gives it to us. This pretty much strips us of any kind of self-righteousness. His intention is to bring us (screaming if need be) into this place where we are devoid of any self-goodness. It’s taken me almost 40 years of discipleship to realize this.
He alone can transmit goodness. He intends that we come to Him without any extraneous issues. In the spiritual realm we are always naked, and needing His covering. But relax, He will never shame or belittle us. He meets us with an outrageous love that encases us in a holy goodness that we reflect. But make no mistake– it is entirely His!
We have nothing, unless He gives it.
He alone is the deep source of goodness and grace. If He isn’t there, we will find nothing but a sad desperation. Without Him, there would be nothing, and a deep darkness that would engulf our souls
His presence makes a deep and solid difference. He has chosen to enter into our blackness, in order to escort us safely into His light. He alone, decides everything we need. And His presence with our souls is all we really need. He simply surrounds us with a holy kindness. This really isn’t what we expected, but we will take it.
Dear saint, we must make much of His grace.
Dear one, I encourage you to make much of His grace. No matter your weakness or illness. Your sin is no longer a substantive issue. He has forgiven you of so much. You are now His, by the right of sacrifice and a deep love. You should be aware He wants to give you His righteousness, and exchange it for your sin.
Instead of moving away from you, and your sin, He now is moving directly toward you. His love is waiting for you, and nothing else matters.