Sunday, October 4, 2009


Because I have stuck close with my 'plan', I can approach my race with confidence.  Because I have tried my hardest to show discipline, I can run this race that has been marked out for me.  Because I have sacrificed my time, I will be able to reap the rewards of the satisfaction that will come from crossing that finish line.  Yes, it's approaching very rapidly...  I am so excited!  I can't believe it is only 3 weeks away.
   So, I was thinking about a scripture in Hebrews..."Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. "  How do we do that?  Is it a list of things that I mentioned above?  sticking to a rigid plan?  Having a disciplined quiet time everyday at the same time?  Sacrificing your time at let's say, a homeless shelter?  NO!  We can't do anything with confidence without CHRIST!!!   Grace isn't given to us because we've completed all these tasks.  It's a gift that's undeserving.  That's why it says in Matthew, " Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."  Poor in spirit means that they have done absolutely NOTHING to deserve heaven!  It's just what God does!  He gives out grace to the undeserving.  We can try to be as good as possible.  We can try to be perfect in the spiritual sense.  We can try, try, try.  POINTLESS.  We approach the throne of grace because Jesus allows us to.  He is the source of our confidence. Praise the Lord!
   I WILL run this race marked out before me...  In the physical sense and spiritual sense.  Would you join me?  Let's APPROACH the throne of grace together with confidence, not because we have put in the time of training but because of CHRIST alone.   Love you all!

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