I have Spring Fever in the worst way and almost left the house in a light jacket, but checked the weather and wowzer!! 35 degrees…we aren’t there yet, my friends! But soon!!
This morning my devotion included a passage that was our benediction every Sunday for sooooo many years at First Christian.
I well remember the first Sunday sitting there in a new church wondering if this was where God was going to place us and hearing these words fall over me.
At that time I had walked with Jesus over three decades and yet I had never really grasped what Grace is.
FCC is where God finally broke through a whole lot of lies in my head that I wasn’t good enough to deserve salvation with the TRUTH that…well…I am not good enough to deserve salvation. No one does and that’s the point.
Because that’s what Grace is…it’s giving me what I don’t deserve while Jesus took what I did.
So I share those precious words that I waited for with anticipation every Sunday to hear spoken over me and over our young family…
From the tiniest of books in the Bible, Jude, come these amazing words:
Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you to stand in the presence of His glory, without blemish and with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power and authority before all time, now and forever. AmenJude 24
This is what a perfectionist, balance-challenged, flawed and prone to melancholy, stability craving person like me needs.
I bet you could use those words today as much as I do.
They are your promise too <3