Friday, December 5, 2008

Stooping & Scooping

How much confidence do you have today that you have everything you absolutely need to be victorious in every situation that comes your way?

Hebrews 12:15 says to "see to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled." So what does it mean to come short of God's grace? You've probably heard one definition of God's grace as being 'unmerited favor' or 'God's riches at Christ's expense' and those explanations are right. Grace is God's favor towards those of us who did not earn or deserve it in any way.

I've recently heard another definition of grace: grace is all that Christ is, made available to me. So then if you fall short of God's grace than you fail to appropriate all that God has for you.

Romans 5:2 says, "Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God."

There's the answer! Everything you and I will ever need is made available to us. To fall short then of God's grace is to fail to appropriate that in which we stand. Its just a matter of stopping and stooping down and in faith, scooping it up because you stand with all the grace of God surrounding you. Have you stooped down and scooped up yours today?


Marylou said...

Greetings, Barbie!

I had to tell you how beautiful you looked tonight on the news.

The royal blue and black colors of your outfit are the perfect combination for a "winter" person such as you and I are... and they suited you perfectly!

Keep your "light shining"... just as you always do...and others will be drawn to the Lord as He is reflected in you!

God bless you!

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful post!
Thank you so much for sharing!
Hope that you are doing well and this holiday season brings you lots of hapiness!