God’s Grace

I cannot believe it has been 2 years since I posted a blog on here!!

It is certainly not for the lack of anything worth writing. More so the ability to focus on the words to share. The last blog talked about mana and God’s provision. As I look back over the past 2 years, God has provided exactly what we have needed at the exact time that we needed it. What’s interesting about that thought is it sure didn’t seem like it at times. There have been moments when I have cried out to God, begging for guidance – movement – something to do, and felt like my cries fell upon deaf ears.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

God has heard all my cries (and yours!) and has been working His will even when I couldn’t see it.

I have been doing a lot of reading in the Old Testament and it’s almost ridiculous how hard I roll my eyes at the Israelites. Quick summery of their issues – God provides for them…they rejoice and praise Him…something happens (they are attacked by enemies, they run out of food/water, they get bored) and they turn from the God who has saved them EVERY time and start relying on themselves and/or worshipping idols…times goes on and when they can’t stand it anymore, they turn back to God and repent…God forgives them and offers them His grace…

This happens over and over and over. Each time I read, “and they did what was evil in God’s eyes” I just want to slap them!

And yet…

I read over my journal for the past 2 years and find the same pattern in my life…GASP!!! I know, right??!! I have become immensely aware of God’s grace in my life. He has reminded me over and over that He wants, more than anything, a deep and meaningful relationship with me (and YOU!!). He doesn’t just want my cries, He wants my laughter and praise. He wants to be a part of my everyday life. He wants me to worship Him with all that I do.

I share this with you to give you hope that God wants the same deep and meaningful relationship with you, too.

His grace is unending.

Thank goodness because I am probably going to fall back into my sin-pattern.

But I know that with God’s unfailing love, I can always receive His grace.