January 27, 2009
“Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that’s in you, love him with all you’ve got!” Deut. 6:5 The Message
How much grace do you need…?
… All that you want and even more. You’ve been called to be someone you will never be without grace. You’ve been called to live a life that is impossible without grace. You’ve been called to love others with a love unsustainable without grace. You can have the best of intentions. You can try with all your strength. You cannot make even for one day … maybe some days even one hour! But the Grace One loves you fully and perfectly all day and into all of your life. A Follower of Christ is a man or woman who is learning to love the life that Jesus is living in them. It is a life-changing relationship centered in Christ. How much grace do you need …? You need all the grace that Jesus pours into your life all day long. Jesus pours grace into messy lives … into discarded lives … broken lives … worn out lives … worrying lives .. weary family lives .. work worn lives .. and even uncertain lives needing grace. God wants you all in. Jesus wants His life to be in your life. There is grace for everything in your life … grace for everyone in your life … and grace for just you … grace to be loved … really loved … healing love …redemptively loved. It only takes a moment … a grace moment … a moment to stop and breathe
“Jesus said, “The first in importance is, “Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.” And here is the second: “Love others as well as you love yourself.” There is no other commandment ranks with these.” Mark 10:29-31 The Message