Today I am staggered by the thought that God loved me so much that He sent Jesus to die for my sins to redeem me, save me, to keep me wholly secure for eternity. What about that did I deserve? Nothing. I can never do enough or be good enough to earn this favor from God. I have to accept it as a gift from God. When you think on the grace of God and His mercy to us- it seems beyond comprehension. Psalm 84:11 seeks to explain God’s attitude of grace towards us. “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” My walk is definitely not blameless. The only way this fits me is through my faith in the cleansing power of Jesus. My faith in Him gives me the ability to appear before God as blameless in His sight. As I consider God’s grace and mercy towards me, I don’t understand it but I am so grateful. 1 Peter 5:10 “The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” I desire to be strong, firm and steadfast in my Christian walk and through God’s grace and mercy Jesus is there to lead me and bring me through this life, the suffering for a little while, into His glory. Thank you Jesus.
Prayer: Father, thank you for the grace and mercy you bestow on me through Jesus. I desire to walk with you daily and be strong, firm and steadfast. Help me to focus on Jesus today and claim the victory in His name. Amen.
Desiring to walk daily with Jesus,