Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Midweek Moment

This past Sunday in worship we talked about the idea of grace. We talked about how God’s grace is sufficient for all we face in this life. We looked about at how no one person is ever “too far gone” to receive God’s grace. We sought to understand that God’s grace is not wimpy, but aggressive as God’s grace searches for us, comes after us, and if we let it, washes over us and drenches our entire soul.

At certain times in our lives, we have all felt guilt. We have had felt guilt over words spoken, or not spoken; over how we have treated other people; or how we have not gone when God called us. There are hundreds of other situations I know we can add to this list, but you get the idea. Our lives have been and will continue to be exposed to guilt.

What I want you all to remember, is that guilt will never be the last word. Our God is a God of redemption. Every feeling of guilt you have in life, every instance where you seek a “do-over”, every time you find a desert between you and Almighty God, do not fret, because redemption is coming, God’s grace is coming.

God will come to you, God will redeem you, and God will redeem your situation. God does not want you to wander or to suffer. God will not abandon you in those dark and chaotic seasons of life. What God will do, is reach out to you, walk with you, and give to you his grace. Remember the story of Paul we talked about Sunday. A man that persecuted the early believers, but through God’s grace and redemption became one of the early church’s greatest advocates. This was not accomplished through Paul’s own will, determination, or strength. This was God grace working in and through Paul.

Dear friends, there is no past deed, no past action, no past thought, that will make God give up on you. That’s the wonderful thing about grace – there’s nobody too far gone, no one beyond God’s reach. God’s grace is better than that; God’s grace is stronger than that.

I encourage you to let God’s grace be sufficient for you as you trust in God’s grace, share God’s grace with others, and are transformed by God’s grace.

Have a great week and I will see you Sunday!

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