By the Grace of God

Do you work hard? Are you working hard to impress your boss or your spouse or someone else? Do you think you need to work hard to impress God or to gain his favor? Have you thought that God works through you by his grace? We often work hard to get a raise or climbContinue reading “By the Grace of God”

Trusting in God’s Grace

Have you been discouraged? Do you wonder why God has not taken away your pain or provided healing? Have you considered He is showing you grace? We often do not want to hear about God’s blessings or His grace when we are in pain. We disdain anyone talking about blessings in disguise while in theContinue reading “Trusting in God’s Grace”

Promised Grace

How strongly do you hold on to promises? Does it make a difference who is making the promise? Do you wish all promises were guaranteed to come true? Do you long for a promise that lasts a lifetime? We all make promises. Sometimes, we cannot fulfill our promise. Unexpected things happen and the promise mustContinue reading “Promised Grace”

Grace for Faith

Do you like gifts? Would you prefer to be given all you need to live on, or do you prefer to work for it? Do you boast about your job, how hard you work so you can buy things? What if you could gain it all by simply saying, “Yes”? Some of us are workaholics.Continue reading “Grace for Faith”

Throne of Grace

Have you approached the throne? Do you know what is expected when you approach the throne? Are you willing to bend the knee? Are you willing to bow your head? Will you submit to the rule of the King? We don’t often think of thrones in our country. We haven’t lived under a monarchy inContinue reading “Throne of Grace”

Limitless Grace

What are your thoughts on grace? How do you view it? Is your view of grace limited to a subset of people? Does your view include some type of requirement to earn it? What if I told you, it cannot be earned, no matter what you do? It is easy to believe grace must beContinue reading “Limitless Grace”

Condemning Ourselves

Are you an actor? Do you expect people to act a certain way, but not yourself?  Do you get upset at someone doing something, but do the very same thing yourself? Do you know the proper term for that is hypocrite, someone who acts one way in one setting, but differently in another? We are inundatedContinue reading “Condemning Ourselves”

Sufficient Grace

Do you have a weakness you just can’t seem to overcome? Have you been frustrated by the weakness for a long time? Have you considered you were given the weakness for a purpose? Do you know that God is glorified in your weakness? Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have atContinue reading “Sufficient Grace”

Christ is Risen!

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Yes, Jesus rose on that long ago Easter morning. He conquered death. He rose to visit with the women and His disciples before He ascended to heaven. All were astonished, even though He had told them this would happen. God works in amazing ways. He sends angels toContinue reading “Christ is Risen!”

Judging Jesus

Have you ever spent time thinking about just how outrageous the trial was that Jesus faced? Have you ever thought, “How can anyone have authority over Jesus?” What amazing audacity to think you can judge the Son of God?! But wait! Do we judge Him? Oh, we certainly do not, we might claim. We don’tContinue reading “Judging Jesus”