I sometimes wonder what You’re up to, when I tear up and start crying for no other reason than You are caressing me with Your love and my spirit breaks forth is reason enough, but tonight I felt that it was for another reason, that it was Your passion for us crying out to be known, to let You be our everything all the time, not just when we need help, but when we are taking each breath, in the simple and the ordinary, in the complicated and extraordinary. You want us to be intimately aware of You with us and in us,knowing that it is You who is orchestrating every moment of our lives, Your heart cries out to us to just come and be with You, You desire that we simply recognize that Your grace is what sustains us moment to moment. I hear You telling me that we are to take Your grace and run with it, let it loose in our lives and see what happens and see where we are taken while in the grips of Your grace. That’s what You want, it’s what You gave it to us for.
“So go and be amazed at what I will do when you decide to accept my gift of grace and you run with it”, says the Lord. Linnette
We are to endeavor to see and recognize outstanding Jesus moments each and every day. This is what my Pastor asked us to do this week.
As I thought about what some of those moments might look like I realized that being at church yesterday was in itself a whole lot of Jesus moments put together, just to be there, sitting in a chair, feeling better than I had in quite a while was His doing.
Being taught the message of grace by a Pastor who I kind of think of as our Paul, someone God has handpicked for us and for those who will hear him through the many media outlets available to him, so many Jesus moments over the span of years, but all of those put together to bring me to this moment in time.
And I realized that it was somehow easier to look back to see what Jesus has been doing in my life, like the pieces of a puzzle falling into place, each one being placed correctly but not being able to see the picture they become until the last piece is placed, but trusting that the end result will be the completed picture. It’s a picture of how our lives in Christ are, each moment may not make perfect sense or we may seem incomplete but as we trust God and as we accept that each moment of our lives are Jesus moments we have the confident assurance that the end result will be perfectly complete. Every moment is a Jesus moment!
Spend some time just looking at what Jesus has done for you and you can’t help but get excited about what is yet to come!!
2 Corinthians 9:8 (AMP)
8 And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
2 Corinthians 9:10 (AMP)
10 And [God] Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your [resources for] sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness, and charity].
I experienced grace in a tangible way recently, I felt it as a veil, swirling and flowing around me and through my physical body as well as within my body, it was as if life flowed through me instantly strengthening and renewing me. As I felt His love enveloping me, I knew that I was right where He was, in exactly the right place–I was in grace, literally, it was not just a thing, a word or a thought, it was the physical manifestation of Grace in and surrounding my physical being. I am His and I am grace filled, grace empowered and completely clothed and shielded in grace.