Sunday, June 2, 2013

Overwhelmed... God's grace...

In Sunday school class this morning we talked for a moment about delight, specifically in God. We read this, "...delight is incomplete until it is shared. The heart that is impacted by the love of God.....naturally desires to communicate that love with others." I realized I had been holding in this great joy and not sharing just because I wasn't sure exactly what to say, how to say it, or it didn't seem like the right timing...

God has brought our family through some pretty difficult times. Over the past month, there have been countless times that God has revealed to me the abundance of grace He has poured out on our lives. It is just so overwhelming. I am so excited about it I just want to shout it from the rooftops! So much so, I can't seem to put it into words....crazy, right?

So before you commit to never reading this blog again ;), let me leave you with some encouraging words of truth that bring me great joy:

"And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which 
you once walked, following the course of this world, 
following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that 
is now at work in the sons of disobedience—3 among 
whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, 
carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, 
and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of 
mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the 
great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were
dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with 
Christ—by grace you have been saved—6 and raised us up 
with him and seated us with him in  the heavenly places 
in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show 
the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward 
us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through 
faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 
9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are 
his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which 
God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." 

Ephesians 2:1-10