Thursday, September 29, 2011

infinite grace

hi, friends!
i seriously cannot believe that it is thursday already.
*blink* and the week was almost over.
it has had it's ups and downs.
tears and laughter.
we have been really blessed to have an evangelist at our church every night this week.
even though {i hate to admit} i wasn't feeling going every night{due to selfish reasons...tired, lazy, overwhelmed},
but once i'm there, it is such a blessing to take a deep breath and just soak it all in.
it is like recharging your battery.  seriously.
he{the evangelist} has been preaching on grace this week.
boy, do i need grace.
every day, every hour, every minute.

grace: getting what we don't undeserved gift or unmerited favor.

i'm pretty definitely sure that i don't deserve God's grace, but He is always there, offering it freely to me.
i am such an unworthy recipient.
all my righteousness is as filthy rags{He said so}.
yet despite all my lack of worthiness, He paid it all.
this week he has driven home the fact that there is nothing that i can do to earn my salvation in Christ.
when Jesus died on the cross, He finished the work.
simply, He paid it all.
when i trusted Jesus as my Saviour over 20 years ago, i became a new creature in Him and there was nothing i could do to earn, keep, or lose my salvation.
if that were the case, i would be hopeless!
have i had doubts?
there have definitely been times i remember wondering how He could love me so much and forgive my shortcomings.
but He does and He can.
His Word says so.
He cannot tell a lie.
and so i trust.
trust that He has saved me.
trust that He will keep me.
trust that His grace is sufficient.
when i confess my shortcomings to Him, He is always there with His grace.
like a big blanket covering my sinful, prone to wandering soul.
thank you, Lord, for grace.
no matter what.

"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast "
Ephesians 2:8,9

i hope that you are having a wonderful week, friends.
we have two nights of meetings left and then the weekend.
i hope i can absorb all the goodness and truth that is to come.
i look forward to chatting with you again soon.




  1. Goooood words Mary! I completely agree and am in need of such grace myself and am so thankful that He called me out of the darkness and into marvelous light.
    Great pics!

  2. aw ... amazing post ... and i love that fact that God is a God who gives us GRACE ... getting what we do not deserve ... that is one powerful God ... and enjoy your weekend!


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