God’s Grace cannot be trumped by our goodness. His grace is scandalous and pardons what we can’t fix and I think this is a beautiful, but peculiar aspect to His Character.
I love it!
Our obedience is a form of adoration, but it is not the instrument of His portions.
Because HE Lives!
We may fall...
But He will rise!
Doing good and being good are good. But what stirs God's heart is when we love good.🌸💗
God doesn’t need our effort to advance Himself, but by the power of His love He includes those who are willing to serve...support...and encourage.
You have been given a Voice to use.
You have been given a platform. Your platform may not look like someone else’s. Your platform is your LIFE.
Rest your heart in a fountain of Joy. Even when gloom and despair lick like flames about you, remain quiet as a mouse. This day given you may be the only opportunity another will have to see a Ministey of Hope etched within you. The best way to love well and have a wonderful day is to get the focus off of our own trials and struggles and focus on blessing another. Self absorbed thinking is always a waste of energy. There are times to meditate, be somber and reflect—but these times are to be reserved for your place of private sanctuary or spiritual rest. It may be your room, your yard or garden. When necessary it may even need to be alone in your car. And God, who knows everything, will minister to the very thing that you’ve never spoke a word about to anyone. He is amazingly kind and gracious.
But all of His Grace, He resoundingly penetrates my heart with over and over again, is not dependent on our goodness or ability.
We all fail. We all fall short. We all have a misstep now and again. These places are places to pick up and move forward. To sanction our heart in God’s care, but never to wallow there. Self pity is selfish and not from God.
The Greatest Essence of Heaven’s kindness is our ability to kiss the world around us with the moisture of Heaven in the goodness of His Love. Loving good is not always easy, but it is always necessary. You’ve got just the right Voice, right smile, right heart intent to make a real difference.
"Let all that you do be done in love."
1 Cor. 16:14
"Then let the sunshine of your gladness rest
On the dark edges of each cloud that lies
Black in your brother's skies
If you are sad,
Still be you in your brother's gladness glad."
Frederick W Faber