Good Thursday evening everyone and welcome tonight, to the Heart to Heart Blog! Well…I just finished a very busy day; but God walked me through it all and I praise Him so much for that! I hope your day went just as well and that we will have a great visit together this evening!
One thing I truly enjoyed today, was not only spending time with God this morning; but also writing with Him this afternoon, for Sunday Inspiration. I’ll tell you…I don’t know where the days go. It seems like I just finish preparing a writing for the weekend, on Sunday Inspiration and then it’s time to do it again…but I have to admit; that this is one of my favorite times with God, because it’s just Him and I, for several hours!
While I’m on the subject of Sunday Inspiration…it’s going to be a really good one this week, on God’s sufficient grace. So many times, we feel that the trial has to leave, before we can be at ease; but I have come to see that there is a way to experience God’s best, even in the midst of the storm…a way that can take us far from the trial itself; to enter a place, where we can find true and lasting peace, until the storm comes to an end. I’ll tell you…it was a great day of writing and I felt God’s presence, every step of the way! As I have mentioned in the past…I will be updating Sunday Inspiration tomorrow evening; so if you are a night owl and can’t sleep; then you can check it out later in the evening…otherwise…Sunday Inspiration will be available on Saturday morning…right here!
Talking about grace…tonight, I was listening to a song, titled… “Grace”…and a few of the lyrics go like this… “I was in prison, locked up in chains; sin held me captive to sorrow and pain. Years of frustrations as love passed me by; until the Master heard my hearts cry.” As I listened to this song...it took me back to a time, when I felt locked up, in a prison cell of despair, which only made my situation feel hopeless. Here I sat, with no key…only my sorrow and all the pain that seemed so ongoing at the time. Eventually, a time did come, when I cried out to God and let go of the sorrow and pain that had a grip on me…and within a short time; God walked by my prison cell of despair and set me free.
Sometimes I wonder why we choose to suffer needlessly and just let the problem drag us around. Don’t we realize that these moments of suffering needlessly only keep us attached to the evil that first afflicted us? Once we fall into this trap…that is where Satan manipulates the situation, as though we are a puppet on a string.
The thing we need to focus on today is God’s grace. When I was in Sunday school, as a young teenager, my Sunday school teacher taught me that God’s grace was actually God’s riches at Christ’s expense. Just think…God gave us His very best, through His Son’s death on the cross, which was the price that was paid; that we might be set free. So…if we have Jesus living in our hearts; then why are we walking the path of despair, when we could be walking down a road of freedom?
Well…one thing you can say about me tonight…I have been focusing on God’s grace a lot today…and what a better topic to talk about than God’s grace. Tonight, I pray that we will not fall prey to the traps that can bind us up and allow needless suffering; but rather, I pray that we will draw from the grace; that has been so freely given to us!
Have a great night everyone and I pray that you will rest in the loving arms of God! Take care…have a great Friday and I will hope to be back with you tomorrow evening, as I share more thoughts from the day…along with the goodness of a great, loving and powerful God…heart to heart!
Blessings so much on your night!
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