By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:2) Grace: unmerited favor
I am so thankful that it is not "that grace," a grace that was in the past, all used up, that it hinges on me doing something, and is no longer available to my present standing circumstances. I am thankful that this grace is for the present, for the now, it is given though I am so undeserving, this grace will move with me to the future for wherein I stand. It will always be this grace whether its 3 weeks, 6 months or years down the road, it does not change or diminish. As I stand in sorrow, this grace is sufficient, awaiting for prayers to be answered, this grace sustains, if one has physical needs, this grace gives endurance, a financial need, this grace provides, longings that are in my heart, this grace fills! Even if all is well and smooth and we are abounding, we still need this grace to stay humble and that we can say with Paul, "I know how to abound." No matter where we stand now or where we will stand in the days ahead, this grace, is our all sufficiency and as it says in verse one, it flows from the fountain head through our Lord Jesus Christ and we have access to it through faith in the Lord. The scriptures following speak of tribulations, and the train of causes that can follow as we receive this grace. First the tribulations, then patience, then experience and then hope. God desires that we make it through the trials with this grace and we land on hope awaiting for the glory of God. So whatever place wherein you stand today, this grace is available.
What a very busy week ahead....the guys went to work, Elijah had to take 3 of the goats to get health papers and he will go on to work, Terry and the girls are expected this afternoon to get back from Mo., Bethany has to have the goats checked in tonight by 6:00 pm at the (OKC State Fair) and get them groomed and ready for tomorrows shows. Late nights I see!! All this week we'll be back and forth . I am hoping to get a little school in somewhere, but we'll have to categorize this week under Livestock Management. I won't talk about the week after, goat sales and the Tulsa State Fair!!!!!!!!!
We made it through Joel and Josiah's birthday, there were more tears the days before and now after, it was this grace that got me through it!! Thank you for praying! Now just thinking about all we were doing in fall of 06, the memories will be there always, I just have to say thank you Lord that we were blessed with him for 3 years, 4 months and 10 days! I have dug a well and my tears have filled it up and my prayer is that the Lord will make it a useful reservoir to others somehow, someway!!
Blessings on this Monday!!!!!