Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Favor Counters

Do you know those people who always count favors? I did this for them, I did that for them... etc. You know the kind. I will remember something you did for me far longer than I will ever remember what I did for you. Really.

I figure it all works out somehow. I would be exhausted if I tried to remember everything, good or bad. I just can't, and I won't. It all comes down to one thing. Grace.

I never understood grace before. Really. I still don't think I completely grasp it. I don't think it's possible. My mind is not all-knowing. How can you grasp just the concept alone that Jesus would get up on the cross and cover our sins with the love and grace that He has for us? But I am starting to get it.

Faith, Love, Grace. Whew. That's more than a mouthful, its a heartful.

Yesterday, I got a HUGE blessing, something I was so not expecting. It came at the right time. I am so undeserving of it, but so thankful for it. God is good.

May God's grace and love cover you like a cloak.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

For Arlene: Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. I'm praying today against cancer too, Sara. It will never win. Ever.


KayMac said...

May God's grace and love cover you like a cloak.....what a GREAT word picture!

Jada's Gigi said...

No keeping score in His house...its all Grace either given or received..

Becky said...

i try so hard to do that! some times it's easier than others-but can be done!