Wednesday, January 20, 2010

By His Grace

The Grace of God...have you thought about what that really are some thoughts from my heart....may seem a little random but this is what His grace looks like to me.

These past few weeks I have been doing the Daniel fast ( which is challenging due to the fact that you can't have many of the foods that are part of our normal diet... meat,sugar, chemicals, dairy, bread just to name a few. I won't go in to all of the amazing benefits of this fast but for 3 weeks I have followed this regiment (with the exception of one meal) to the letter. As I have been detoxing from all the junk that goes in to our systems my mind has been cleared and my heart connected to my First Love in prayer again. We all go through spiritual dry spells and I was in one on and off prior to this fast. It was His grace that led me in this direction to do this particular fast. I could not have done this on my own... It is by His grace that I can pray and hear and listen and take my next breath for that matter.

Every thing that we have on our hearts and in our spirits to do for Him is not there by accident. He has placed in each one of us gifts and a purpose to further His loving His people, the lost AND the saved. He graces us to do this!

It's by His grace that I live in a beautiful home filled with the Holy Spirit and have fellowship with a woman that by His grace HE placed in my life... I am surrounded by His goodness.

It's by His grace that I have a prayer partner, my sister in Christ, though many miles away, that shares almost the exact same testimony as me with whom I can go and be as if no miles separate us...come together and praise Him for His goodness. For pulling us out of the pit of hell.

It's by His grace that I know what my purpose is each day, to glorify Him in my words and actions to them that don't know Him personally. It's by His grace that I don't get all legalistic in my approach with these people that He loves so very much...I don't have to do, I just have to be in HIM.

New chapters are unfolding in my be a part of a ministry for post abortive women called If Not For His Grace Ministries...But first He is taking me through the healing process of aborting my own children. Something that, by His grace and gentleness, He is showing me that I need.

So many are in bondage of fear, shame, guilt, condemnation, and pride. Not only the lost, but church going, Jesus loving, amazing people. I have a heart for these people...Jesus already did the work of freeing me from this bondage and by His grace, I hope to help the multitudes see what I am seeing....His grace to be accept and KNOW who we are in Him...made in His image. Victorious.

I could go on and on...the friends that He has reconnected me with and the restoration of relationships...God is good.

By His grace I am writing this to share with you...What does His grace look like in your life?