Tag Archives: grace

“But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26 Every tree must grow from the root out of which it springs. The largest, oldest oak in the forest still grows from that first, foundational root that first gave it life. The same is true […]

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.” Psalm 25:9 Let’s just face it – nobody likes to be told what to do. This truth rears its ugly head at about age two…if not sooner. It is human nature to want to make our own decisions and have things our own […]

“’…Peace to those on whom His favor rests.’” Luke 2:14 One of the greatest gifts that Christmas brings is the favor of God. There is another word that is more familiar to most of us than “favor.” That word is grace. At Christmas, we are given the two greatest gifts we could ever hope for – […]

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 Everyone loves a holiday. Right now, we are in that most wonderful time of the year when we enjoy the most celebrated holiday of them […]

“Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea. Hear me and answer me.”  Psalm 55:1 When my two-year-old grandson plays in the house, he likes to jump on the furniture, climb the walls and explore under the kitchen table. I’m constantly telling him to slow down, afraid he will hurt himself. As two […]

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 Have you ever struggled with the same sin over and over? Far too many of us find ourselves in this place of being stuck in the sin cycle. Why is that? When we sin, we instinctively know the first […]

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your unfailing love; according to Your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:1-2 There were a couple of young boys who got into a theological discussion about God and the Bible. One boy was a Catholic […]

“Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight; so You are right in Your verdict and justified when You judge.” Psalm 51:4 If there is anything that should motivate all of us who know God, love God, and worship God to avoid sin it should be Psalm 51:4. Even […]

“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 Jim Irwin was one of the astronauts who went to the moon. After he got back, he said this, “When I looked out and saw the earth, about as big as […]

“And the LORD commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.”  Jonah 2:10 We serve a God of second chances…and third, fourth, fifth and sixth chances.  I do not mean to imply that God is a pushover.  He is, however, slow to anger and quick to forgive, redeem and restore. As the prophet […]