About muchgrace

Hmmm ... I guess the title pretty much says it all! Much Grace 'is' the story of my life :-)

Sunday

(Jesus speaking) “I was hungry and you gave me no meal, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was homeless and you gave me no bed, I was shivering and you gave me no clothes, Sick and in prison, and you never visited.’

… ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or homeless or shivering or sick or in prison and didn’t help?’

“I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you failed to do one of these things to someone who was being overlooked or ignored, that was me—you failed to do it to me.’” (Mat 25:41)

All over the World today Jesus WILL manifest Himself to His children.

He may well decide to come as one of the car park attendants, or the Church greeter. Or he may offer you coffee and a tired smile at the coffee-shop later, or he may even be the beggar outside the supermarket!

Man or woman, black, Asian, red or white, one thing is for sure though, if you’re not open and ready, you’ll miss Him and the profundity of what He says… ❤️

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Saturday

The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling, a scrubby plant in a parched field. There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.

One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried— our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.

We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures. But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him— our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed.

We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way. And GOD has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong, on him, on him. (Isa 53:2)

All the things that were wrong with US were piled onto him. Thank you Jesus… my wonderful Lord ❤️

Friday

For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.

So never be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord… but overcome every evil by the revelation of the power of God!

He gave us resurrection life and drew us to himself by his holy calling on our lives. And it wasn’t because of any good we have done, but by his divine pleasure and marvelous grace that confirmed our union with the anointed Jesus, even before time began! (2 Tim 1:7)

Before we knew our Lord and Christ we were all open to whatever and whichever spirit, but now we have been ‘sealed’ with GOD’s Holy Spirit. Think about it. ❤️

Thursday

And walking among the lampstands, I saw someone like a son of man, wearing a full-length robe with a golden sash over his chest.

His head and his hair were white like wool—white as glistening snow. And his eyes were like flames of fire! His feet were gleaming like bright metal, as though they were glowing in a fire, and his voice was like the roar of many rushing waters.

In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. And his face was shining like the brightness of the blinding sun!

When I saw him, I fell down at his feet as good as dead, but he laid his right hand on me and I heard his reassuring voice saying: Don’t yield to fear. I am the Beginning and I am the End, the Living One! I was dead, but now look—I am alive forever and ever. And I hold the keys that unlock death and the unseen world.” (Rev 1:13)

OUR Jesus, OUR Lord, OUR Friend ❤️

Wednesday

Before I confessed my sins, I kept it all inside; my dishonesty devastated my inner life, causing my life to be filled with frustration, irrepressible anguish, and misery.

The pain never let up, for your hand of conviction was heavy on my heart. My strength was sapped, my inner life dried up like a spiritual drought within my soul…

Then I finally admitted to you all my sins, refusing to hide them any longer. I said, “My life-giving God, I will openly acknowledge my evil actions.” And you forgave me!

All at once the guilt of my sin washed away and all my pain disappeared! …

This is what I’ve learned through it all: All believers should confess their sins to God; do it every time God has uncovered you in the time of exposing. For if you do this, when sudden storms of life overwhelm, you’ll be kept safe. (Psa 32:3)

And it works! ❤️

Tuesday

(GOD speaking) “I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero… (Psa 91:15)

The Love he gives us trusts. The Love he gives us waits patiently. The Love he gives is stronger than death. The Love he gives doesn’t let go … ❤️

Monday

(GOD speaking) “For here’s what I’m going to do: …I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in you. I’ll remove the stone heart from your body and replace it with a heart that’s God-willed, not self-willed.

I’ll put my Spirit in you and make it possible for you to do what I tell you and live by my commands… You’ll be my people! I’ll be your God!” (Eze 36:26)

It doesn’t matter what circumstances scream. We have all experienced this awesome miracle of a new heart when we first asked GOD to come into our lives and help us – a heart that’s GOD-willed, not self-willed.

But the miracle only comes into effect when we – like Jesus – openly say: “Not my will, but Yours.” ❤️