Posts Tagged ‘change’

Grace is the Word

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I had no idea what was ahead of me at the beginning of this year….when I claimed MY WORD for 2013. No way could I have imagined all that would take place; the changes, the loss….the new, the sadness and most of all the chronic need for GRACE.

Time after time over the last 9 months circumstances have sent me banging on heaven's doors in search of His grace. Each time, I found it there. His grace is sufficient for me. This morning I opened up Beth Moore's blog to find the most beautiful example of GRACE I've ever read. Words that hold power and warmth….words that fill up and replace empty….words that prove GRACE is real! Real for me and real for you. (Thank you Ms Beth – I love your heart)

I'm sharing her words and linking to her post –> GRACE


Grace is an inflated raft that can submerge to the floor of a sea to save you.

Grace is the silver thread that stitches up the shreds of mangled souls.

Grace is the eye that finds us where it refuses, there, to leave us.

Grace calls the waitress to the table and sits her down to wash her feet.

Grace sees underneath the manhole on a street of self-destruction.

Grace is the air to draw a breath in the belly of a whale.

Grace is the courage to stand in the shamed wake of a frightful falling.

Grace is the only fire hot enough to burn down a living hell.

Grace waits with healing in His wings when we’re too mad to pray.

Grace is the gravity that pulls us from depravity.

Grace races us to the Throne when we make haste to repent and always outruns us.

Grace treats us like we already are what we fear we’ll never become.

Grace is the doorpost dripping red when the angel of death grips the knob.

Grace is the stamp that says Ransomed on a life that screams Ruined.

Grace sets a table before me in the presence of my enemy even when my enemy is me.

Grace is the cloak that covers the naked and the palm that drops the rock.

Grace is divine power burgeoning in the absence of all strength.

Grace proves God true and every self-made man a liar for the sake of his own soul.

Grace is the power to do what we cannot do for the Name of Christ to go where it has not been.

Grace is a room of a thousand mirrors, all reflecting the face of Christ.


Grace is…

The eye popping

Knee dropping


Earth quaking

Pride breaking


Dark stabbing

Heart grabbing


Friend mending

Mind bending


Lame walking

Mute talking


Slave freeing

Devil fleeing


Death tolling

Stone rolling


Veil tearing

Glory flaring


Chin lifting

Sin sifting


Dirt bleaching

World reaching


Past covering

Spirit hovering


Child defending

Happy ending


Heaven glancing

Feet dancing…


Power of the Cross.



Jesus Christ, Grace Incarnate.

Copyright 2013 Beth Moore

Yes.  It is.  Grace, it's all over me and it's all over you because of Him.  Don't let this world tell you otherwise.  Jesus knows how much to give and He lavishes it on each of us….when we need it most.

Just you wait and see.

found grace

Whatever happens…

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

My devotion reading the previous night should have been a red flag for what was to come. I like to live as close to naive as I can possibly get. So, I was completely shell-shocked when I arrived at work to find….yet again I would face another change.

What is it with me? Or should I say us? People? We think everything is groovy as long as it’s going our way! The slightest change or trial and we fold like a cheap tent! The first line in that devotion was….”I want you to learn a new habit.” The habit? Practice saying, “I trust You Jesus” in response to whatever happens to you.

I hear you laughing. It’s really fitting for a girl like me. Honestly! I ask for trouble! The devo goes on to say….when you view events from this perspective…..fear loses its grip on you and you grow in spite of the adverse circumstances…..which only affirms your trust in Me (Jesus)!

Yea, that’s a for sure no brainer! I thought it when I read it….and I know it today after surviving what I thought was a set-back in my life. God is always at work…..and I am most often living as a human filled with flesh that thinks with a flesh-like depth! Forgive my doubt, Lord. I need your direction….all the time!

7Where can I go from your spirit?
   Or where can I flee from your presence?
8If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
   if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
9If I take the wings of the morning
   and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10even there your hand shall lead me,
   and your right hand shall hold me fast.
Psalm 139:7-10

“I trust You Jesus”!