June 10, 2010, "Grace of God, So Beautiful"
Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell
"And the hand of the Lord was with them, and a great number believed and turned to the Lord. Then news of these things came to the ears of the church in Jerusalem, and they sent out Barnabas to go as far as Antioch. When he came and had seen the grace of God, he was glad, and encouraged them all that with purpose of heart they should continue with the Lord."
~ Acts 11:22-25 NKJV ~
God is so awesome!
His love is never ending, nor His grace and mercy!
Let us never mistaken however, that He is worthy to be praised. His mercies should never be mistaken to take for granted nor take advantage of.
His forgiveness is overwhelming, yet we must be reminded that His grace allows us to rise above sin!
I love that everything He calls us to; He never calls us to do His purposeful plans on our own. He has equipped us with His matchless grace! Notice that self-reliance is never something God has called us to; He has called us to become God-reliant in order that we cling to Him in all that we do with Him!
Self-reliance leads us to the destructive path to the pit of pride. However, look at the beautiful reliance on our God, that reliance leads us to the beautiful path of abundant life in and through Jesus Christ! We must lean on Him in prayer, praise, and adoration!
I am reminded that His beautiful grace is to equip us to rise above temptation and sin and rely on Him in all things...Teresa...all things (I'm preaching to myself...haahaa)!