It's All Grace

Amazing things can happen when you allow the Lord to work in your life.

It’s All Grace!

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As I reflect back over the ones who’ve had the greatest impact on my life, I remember my precious Grandma Grace.  Her life began to make the greatest difference AFTER she died.  It was THEN that I realized JUST HOW MUCH she loved the Lord.  Not only did I see HIM in the things she did and said each day, but moreso in the things she DID NOT SAY, OR COULD HAVE SAID.

Grandma Grace set up a memorial stone for me and the generations to come.  Joshua 4 explains exactly what she did for me!  I know the Lord “was well pleased with HIS good and faithful servant”.

Soon after she died, I begged God to make me 1/2 the woman my Grandma was.  Through that request HE began to turn up the heat.  Life seemed more difficult than it had ever been. What The Lord showed me through my trials, was that my Grandma didn’t get to where she was by traveling the easy road, yet it was the difficulties that REFINED her AND made her to look more like HIM.

I had asked my dad about my Grandma Grace (his mother-in-law) and how she affected his life.  After he told me that it was my grandma who led him to Christ, he said this thought provoking statement that I have never forgotten.  “When you met Grace . . . you never forgot her.”  I realized that this is exactly how it is with God’s grace.  His grace has grown more precious to me each passing day on this journey.

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:  for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  II Corinthians 12:9

So, when you’re struggling and going through adversities, remember that what you’ve asked God for sometimes may not look like the way YOU THOUGHT it ought to look.  My Grandmothers life AND death were significant in my walk with Christ.  Her legacy lives on!

Does your life honor God in such a way, that you would never be forgotten?  What kind of Memorial Stones are you leaving behind for others to learn from?

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Captive Thoughts Save Lives

Even in the “perfect place” that God put man . . . a crisis arose as satan challenged Eve as to what God really said!  Have you found yourself doubting what God has told you to be true?  If so, you are listening to the wrong voice!

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made.  And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden…

Don’t believe your life should hold anything less as the enemy questions you.  Are you taking your thoughts captive?  Or are you listening to the voice that will lure you down a road that leads to death?

II Corinthians 10:5  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself agains the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

The more we practice taking our thoughts captive, the better we will get!

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