Hello everyone. It has been a while since my last post. I’ve had several people ask me when I would post again. I’m going to try and get back into the swing of posting every week. However, I’m scared to promise anything.
I’m so excited about the success of the “Marriage and Family” series and the AWANA clubs program. I look forward to the panel discussion coming up on November the 7th. I hope that all is well with you. God has been good to us here at First Baptist.
We are so utterly dependent upon the grace of God. The fact that He allows you to take a breath at this very moment is only by His grace. I don’t deserve to breath, and neither do you. We deserve the fierce wrath of an angry God. If we don’t deserve the air that fills our lungs at this very minute, how much more do we not deserve to be saved. I mean really, how can we even think that we deserve the opportunity to be saved.
God’s grace is an amazing thing. As David Crowder sings, “if God’s grace were an ocean we would all be sinking”. To think, we deserve His wrath. We have spurned His grace. We have trampled under our feet the blood of Christ. Yet, where our sin abounds His grace does much more abound. Love so amazing, so divine demands my life, my all.
Think about this for a minute. The only reason that you at this very moment are not being crushed under the wrath of the Father is because Christ came and took your place. It pleased the Father to crush the Son. Wow!! My eyes water just thinking about that. Why would it please the Father to crush His Son in my place. Wicked me. The man who is so often trampling the blood of Christ under his feet.
I just can’t believe He would die for me. I will stand amazed in His presence for all eternity. Thanking Him that, though I was a sinner, He came and died for me. He was beat unmercifully so that I would not be touched. He was condemned so that I would be forgiven. He was fastened to a tree so that I would be set free. He was stripped naked and bore His shame so that I would be clothed in His righteousness and unashamed. Jesus, thy blood and righteousness are my glorious dress. He died so that I would live. Wow! What a Savior!
How long has it been since you last bowed in His presence and thanked Him for what He has done for you? Really, when was the last time, through tears, that you cried out with gratitude. Being ungrateful is a characteristic of the lost world not the believers. Listen to what Paul says in Romans 1:21-22–For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22Claiming to be wise, they became fools. Are you ungrateful? Thank God today and everyday that He saved you by His grace.
Because of the Lamb,