Have you ever just wanted to put something on the page but inspiration is not to be had? Me too. An empty screen.
So I shall fill it up with a rerun! Grace and Mercy! From November 22, 2011
Day 22 — Grace and Mercy
So grateful for grace and mercy as I am continually in need of both!
It has been said Grace is God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.
How true I know that is! Grace is God giving to me what I so do not deserve. Forgiveness and Fellowship with Him.
And Mercy? Well, mercy is me not getting what I do deserve.
Hell forever and ever for sure. But even since Salvation and being rescued for eternal death; to that He adds mercy every day, multiple times a day. Even when I deserve to be taken to the woodshed and have the ‘flesh’ wailed out of me, He still gives mercy. In fact the woodshed IS mercy. How horrible it would be to be left alone. To be allowed to do as my flesh would please with no correction, no wooing by the HOLY SPIRIT to turn and do right again. That can never be. To be left to my own to act any way I please without correction — I know what that would mean. So thankful I don’t have that on my head. Read this and see what I mean:
Hebrews 12:7-9 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? 8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then ye are bastards and not sons. 9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected us, and we gave them reverence. Shall we not far rather be in subjection unto the Father of Spirits, and live? via Hebrews 12:7-9 KJ21 – If ye endure chastening God dealeth – Bible Gateway.
Romans 8: 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
8 So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so it be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His.
via Romans 8:8-10 KJ21 – So then those who are in the flesh – Bible Gateway.
Philippians 1: 6 For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. via Philippians 1:5-7 NASB – in view of your participation in the – Bible Gateway.
Is this your experience too? Then we both can give thanks today for God’s Grace and Mercy.
Brave the Dark with The LIGHT,
Kathie Whitestone Thompson
Follower of Christ. Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother. Some call me a teacher. Some say I'm a prayer warrior. A few accredit me with some writing skills. Me? I say I'm a work in slow progress, looking for perfection in eternity and until then having all the holy fun I know how.