Oh, the grace of Jesus. I just cannot rip my eyes away from His perfect grace. I am in awe to be so fueled by such love…
Wonderful the matchless Grace of Jesus, the matchless Grace of Jesus, Deeper than the mighty rolling sea; the rolling sea; Wonderful Grace, all sufficient for me, for even Higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain, All sufficient Grace for even me.
Imagine the respect our Father shows us: we are the masterpiece of His creation, expressions of Himself, endowed with every possible capacity. And yet, we are treated with such respect that we are allowed to look all of His beautiful character in the eye and still choose unbelief. We have the right to walk away from His goodness. But oh, may we be seized with alarm if we find ourselves wandering around apart from His rest, shrouded from His conviction due to the evil and unbelief we’ve chosen…
In the middle of my day, it can be hard to lay aside the practical to rediscover the deep wells that are so easy to find in my quiet moments alone with the Lord. Yet, here I try, purposefully pushing deep into the concepts of the Lord smack middle of a Thursday afternoon.
I can be productive and present at the same time. I mean, currently it’s a bit of a brain bleed but I’m confident that somewhere in Jesus there is capacity for true community in the midst of all the necessary. And I may suck at it for long time, I’m going to practice on purpose, til I get it.
It’s like the Lord took my soul and shuffled the deck. Nothing is where it used to be, and yet, it’s a divine riot of opportunity. There’s a lot of repentance and growing to do now, but it’s all beautiful. I have never been more excited for the future, and the ability to say that sentence is evidence enough of the tremendous transformation that has begun in me.
Note: I got a phone call that interrupted me at the end of this video, which cut off the recording. But you get the gist.