Praise the Lord for showing me more of Who He is this morning. I love the way he used Charles Spurgeon to remind me of what His grace means for us who believe:
Christ has grace without measure in Himself, but He has not retained it for Himself. As the reservoir empties itself into the pipes, so Christ has emptied out His grace for His people. “From His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”1 He seems only to have all this in order to dispense to us. He stands like the fountain, always flowing, but only running in order to supply the empty pitchers and the thirsty lips that draw near to it,” he says.
“Grace, whether its work be to pardon, to cleanse, to preserve, to strengthen, to enlighten, to quicken, or to restore, is ever to be had from Him freely and without price; nor is there one form of the work of grace that He has not bestowed upon His people.
As we day by day receive grace from Jesus, and more constantly recognize it as coming from Him, we shall behold Him in communion with us and enjoy the joy of communion with Him. Let us make daily use of our riches and constantly come to Him as our own covenant Lord, taking from Him the supply of all we need with as much boldness as men take money from their own wallet.”
I need that grace. Give me Jesus, my own covenant Lord.
I am praying that He would teach me to live with more intentionality- best use of my time, my money, my energy, my thoughts, and the direction of my life in big and small things. This is the kind of grace it takes Him freely pouring out for me to be able to live in a manner worthy of the calling to which I have been called. I love how Beth Moore says it– “This is sound theology yearning to become your reality.”