Yesterday, I was listening to a teaching online and at the end he mentioned “grace” in regards to the time of grace we are in as a “church.” I remember an old hymn from when I was a kid in church they used to sing using those ‘ol hymn books. And I remember looking at those books and sometimes if I had a paper and a pen I used to copy the lines, and the musical notes.
“Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that will pardon and cleanse within; Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that is greater than all our sin.”
Marvelous grace of our loving Lord,
grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt,
yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured,
there where the blood of the Lamb was spilt.
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
grace, grace, God’s grace,
grace that is greater than all our sin.
Dark is the stain that we cannot hide,
what can avail to wash it away!
Look! there is flowing a crimson tide;
whiter than snow you may be today. [Refrain]
Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace,
freely bestowed on all who believe:
you that are longing to see his face,
will you this moment his grace receive? [Refrain]
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. —Ephesians 2:8-10 | Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. —Hebrews 4:16
Merging.. into remembering how my Heavenly Father is there and watching over me. And a reminder to give thought to thanksgiving versus complaining. Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. —Psalms 141:3
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. —1 Thessalonians 5:18
How easy it can be sometimes forget this when things are not working out; the dryer is broken, the dog has ringworm fungas issue, no tub to wash him, gotta find a bigger home that’ll fit us and the list goes on, and can go on… but God. He has shown me several times this that He is there!! “Kiyam” = “let it be” (We’re almost home!)
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. —Hebrews 13:5
“I WILL HELP THEE, SAITH THE LORD.” — Isaiah 41:14
“Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not dismay’d! I, I am thy God, and will still give thee aid.”
Spurgeon, C. (4 May, 2000). Spurgeon’s January 16th — Morning Reading. Retrieved from BlueLetterBible.org