Tuesday, April 26, 2016

AND NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS!

Along life's highway are the scatterings of "If Only's" and "Only If's" which liter the passing scenery.  They are in direct competition with the "Missed Opportunities" to draw our attention away from the beauty of the journey.




Here is the really great news---God does not need us---He is a mighty God--capable of finding a way to accomplish His ends.  He would love to use us---allow us to be the conduit of His amazing grace.  BUT, Friends---if we miss the boat--walk away from the opportunity--deny our chance---FEAR NOT-HE CAN ACCOMPLISH IT WITHOUT US!  



How heartbreaking that we miss those opportunities---but let me remind you---HIS WILL---IT WILL BE DONE!  

While reading Gilead, I came across this passage-

"There are certain attributes our faith assigns to God:
omniscience, omnipotence, justice and grace.  We human beings have a slight acquaintance with power and knowledge, so little conception of justice, and so slight a capacity for grace, that the workings of these great attributes together is a mystery we cannot hope to penetrate."


AMEN!!!

I should stop right there---no more really needs to be said, but a great explanation of the blessing we are missing by not taking those opportunities is contained in this quote,

"So to be forgiven is only half the gift.  The other half is that we also can forgive, restore, and liberate, and therefore we can feel the will of God enacted through us, which is the great restoration of ourselves to ourselves."

God does not need us---but we are blessed by His desire to use us.  The Almighty--All Powerful---Great God of the Universe chooses to allow us the opportunity to be used.  WOW!

NOW I SAY, AMEN!!

For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Philippians 2:13



8 comments:

  1. Amen, indeed...have a beautiful Tuesday, friend.

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    1. May your day be fiilled with joy, Linda!
      Blessings, Friend!

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  2. What a sacred gift ... to be forgiven so that we can extend that grace to others. Awesome.

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    1. And knowing we will not fully understand grace until we have also extended it has called in to question my willingness to experience the fullness of God's love !
      Blessings, Linda !

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  3. Another wonderful post, Lulu. Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom.

    God bless you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Victor!
      Blessings!

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  4. I love this post and the beautiful message it brings. I can honestly say that forgiving someone who has hurt you deeply frees not only yourself but them from bondage, and this is the most freeing and wonderful feeling one can have. Love and miss you. Stay safe!!

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    1. Would love to sit and talk this over with you! Love and miss you too--we are battening down the hatches!
      Blessings!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!