Graced

The ultimate test of our spirituality is the measure of our amazement at the grace of God. ~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Grace – unmeritted favor – recieving something I didn’t deserve.

When I was weak in my sin, grace valued me more than lilies and a bird.

Through many worries…through many doubts, grace found me in my wave-ring and time and again pulled me up and out.

Grace is waking up each morning to another day. It’s what I embrace as I choose to walk the narrow way.

Do I experience temptations? Do I sometimes fall again? Yes, but it’s the goodness of God that teaches me to say no and to not give in!

He doesn’t want evil for me. His “no” is not punitive in the least. He invites me to His Kingdom table and invites my soul to feast.

I at times decide to snack on lesser delights, which leave me feeling high and dry. Yet His grace still shines its beacon light because it knows the depths of my “why.”

It searches my heart and as a lighthouse for the prone to wander, it beckons her to return home. Grace is an invitation to never be cast out or hated for my wrongs.

Grace reveals the gold, as it burns away the dross.

Grace is found in Father’s discipline, though it hurts, there’s so much gain…not loss.

Grace is the eyes through which He looks at me.

Grace is my rebirth, born again reality.

There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, His grace covers all.

I forget what is behind and I press on toward the Upward call.

When I am weak, He is strong. Grace empowers all.

🎶 Love Like This 🎶

When I am a wasteland
You are the water
When I am the winter
You are the fire that burns
When I am a long night
You are the sunrise
When I am a desert
You are the river that turns
To find me
What have I done to deserve love like this?
What have I done to deserve love like this?
Your voice like a whisper
Breaking the silence
You say there’s a treasure
You’ll look ’til You find it
You search to find me
What have I done to deserve love like this?
What have I done to deserve love like this?
I cannot earn what You so freely give
What have I done to deserve love like this?
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
What have I done to deserve love like this?
What have I done to deserve love like this?
I cannot earn what You so freely give
What have I done to deserve love like this?
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I am a passionate Jesus disciple, wife, mother, teacher, friend who's life mission is to "Reveal Christ to the lost, spur on the saints, and serve as a beckon of freedom through the edifying images I paint." My pen is my paintbrush, and words are my artistry. I plan to use them both to inspire us to live JoyfullyAlive, because WE WERE MADE TO THRIVE! "These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full." ~ Jesus (John 15:11)