If we were to pause for a second and consider the grace that saved us, that fact alone is enough to bring us to our knees in worship of the One True God. Let’s take it a step further. Considering our own individual life situations and circumstances—pause and reflect on the present-tense evidence of God’s grace. Do you see it? Are you aware of the tangible reality of grace at work in your very life?
Psalm 139:1-3, 23-24 says, “O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up. You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways…Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Powerful words from Scripture to remind us in the simplicity of our humanness that God is ever-present, all the time, and intimately acquainted with us in the inward details of our thinking, feeling and being. That same God is willing and able to show you the deepest parts of you and, by grace, lead you into an everlasting way, forever changed by grace.
Dear sisters, these facts alone are evidence of His grace, and we don’t ever want to lose sight of it!
Today, I invite you to get still and quiet with me. Consider the God you love and serve and allow more of Him to invade your thinking and feeling. Let Him show you the error in your ways, the stink in your thinking. After all, that too is grace. He loved us with Calvary’s Cross! He is therefore committed to molding and shaping us into the image and likeness of Himself in and through the Son, which is all the more evidence of His grace in our lives.
He sees, He hears and He knows us. He is with us always, which means, we are never ever alone. In or out of distress He is near.
Be intentional today to see new evidence of God’s loving care and faithfulness on display in the details of your life.
Stephanie serves as part of the Addiction Recovery Team at America’s Keswick as Director of Women of Character. She has been married for over 30 years to Sesky Paul who is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy. Her single focus in ministry at Keswick is to image Christ in grace and truth to wounded and hurting women, encouraging them to make Jesus the truest Lover of their soul and the One in whom all hope lies.