Thursday, March 10, 2011
In A Word: Grace
Fortunately God gave me Grace in the form of patience. He was patient with me as He taught me little by little to recognize life's trials and stand firm in His strength instead of running from them or delaying them for another day. He also gave me Grace in the form of understanding. He knew that I wanted very much to see His will in all areas of my life and that I was procrastinating because I was so afraid I would make the wrong move. This is when He gave me Grace in the form of Fatherly love. He wrapped His arms around me and said, "I make firm the steps of you who delight in me; though you may stumble, you will not fall, for I will hold you up with my hand." (Paraphrased by me, from Psalm 37:23-24).
Grace was then given to me in the form of knowledge and clarity. I realized that I had been afraid all this time of falling and not just falling, but the inability to get up and try again. Through God's Holy scripture, I was reminded that my steps are not my own. Every step I take is in the Lord and has been ordered by Him. He is armed and ready to see me through. If I fall, He will catch me. If I go too fast, He will slow me down. If I stop to sit for a while, He will refresh me and move me along.
Below is a clip featuring Chris Tomlin's version of Amazing Grace. Please watch or click Amazing Grace to view the video on youtube.