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Hebrews 4:16

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“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:16

Our worship leader read this verse at church last week. It really got me thinking; How confident am I in his mercy and grace in my times of need?

Often, I pray for his mercy; but I continue to live with shame and guilt. Many times, I’ve asked for his grace; but I’ve remained chained in worry and fear.

This verse opened my eyes to see that I need to go to him confidently. I can’t pray for his mercy and not expect it to be so graciously provided. I can’t ask for his grace and forgiveness and not feel the weight lifted when it’s freely given. I should be boldly and confidently living in the light of these mercies. I can’t give these encouraging words to someone else in their time of need if I’m not confident in them myself. If I’m gonna talk the talk, I need to walk the walk.

My God doesn’t fail me. He doesn’t leave me hanging in my times of need. He covers me with his mercy and grace. Of this, I need to be confident.

 

 

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GO(ing)

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“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations” -Matthew 28:19

The Great Commission. It’s the greatest command, yet one that most of us find so hard to follow. “Go and make.”

All my life when I’ve heard or read this passage of scripture, my mind has gone to people who I believe are really going and making: missionaries, evangelists,  preachers who uproot their lives to move across the country to share the word. I never applied it to little ‘ol backwoods-midwest-can’t-afford-a-plane-ticket me.

Recently, I had an “a-hah!” moment with this verse. I just finished the book Called to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and Risk by Jordan Raynor. In it, Raynor references Dr. Kennon Vaughan when talking about the Great Commission. Vaughan says this, Continue reading “GO(ing)”

Printed With Grace

Matthew 6:25-34

Do Not Worry

25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

28 “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.33 Seek the Kingdom of God[e] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”

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…just in case you need this daily reminder as much as I do.

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