Thursday, October 29, 2009

Grace Upon Grace

"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. ... And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace." John 1 14,16

GRACE UPON GRACE! Lately I have been learning about the grace of God and how little I really understand it or live in it. This verse literally blew me away. From the fullness of Christ we receive grace upon grace. It doesn't stop. It builds on itself giving us fullness of life. The work didn't stop when I became a Christian and received grace for the forgiveness of sins. In fact it didn't even begin there. I'm a small speck in the grand scheme of God's grace. He didn't leave me sitting in the shame of sin, but lifted me up to follow him. I think I have always looked at grace as something that came because I was a sinner. No doubt, I am a sinner in desperate need for grace and mercy, but it's so much bigger than me or my sin. There is grace because God is good. In His fullness there is grace. It really has nothing to do with me, though I benefit from it so greatly. It has everything to do with God and His glory. Praise God that He cares for me, that because He is loving and graceful, He has called this child to Himself. He has given me forgiveness and life through faith in Christ. And He continues to pour His grace out to me, giving me a rich and abundant life. May He bless me to understand it more and know Him deeper.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Virtual Rooftop

"What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs." Mt 10:27

I have been thinking about this blog for some time. I have another blog devoted to my growing toddler, and thought it fitting to have a separate one for Spiritual matters. If I had my choice, I'd call it "The Rooftop" after the preceding verse. As you may have guessed that name is taken along with about ten other attempts. My goal here is to write on the things that the Lord "whispers" to my heart. I want to share things that are of eternal significance in hopes that we can grow and challenge one another with the grace we have each been given. Please comment often and let me know if you have something you would also like to post on this blog. Also, I hope this would be a springboard for deeper future conversations.

I chose the name "Lightest Burden" because this verse has always stood out to me. It speaks to me of a mysterious power when we are walking with Christ. We hand our burdens over to him and take on his and all of this is made "light". More on this later I suppose.
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