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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The Amazing Grace of God

In review of Psalm 103:14 it reminds me that “[God] knows what we are made of; he remembers that we are dust” (GNT).

Today’s verse is from Psalm 103. In it I’m reminded that he knows how weak I am; and he remembers I am only dust.

God knows my weaknesses and he still has a great love for me. What God does for me tells us what he is really like.

This means that my failures don’t surprise Him. He expects them. He knows what I’m made of, because he created me.

What I’m learning is that God won’t stop loving me when I mess up. The central message of the Bible is this: God doesn’t love me because of who I am or what I’ve done but because of who he is and what he has done. God made me. He loves me. It’s settled. I can’t make God love me more. I can’t make God love me less. He loves me just as much on my bad days as he does on my good days. His love is not performance-based.

The Bible has a word for this: grace. And it’s absolutely amazing. God looks at me and says, “I choose to love you. And you can’t make me stop loving you.” Even when I’m ridiculously bad, God won’t stop loving me. It truly is amazing grace. When I realize his grace, I can relax about my failures, and even have the confidence to take more risks.

God never tires of a conversation with me. He’s never too busy. No matter how many times I go to him for forgiveness, he’ll be waiting with open arms.

The Bible says, “[God] canceled the debt, which listed all the rules we failed to follow. He took away that record with its rules and nailed it to the cross” (Colossians 2:14 NCV).

The Christian life isn’t a mistake-free life, but it can be a guilt-free life. God understands my failures, and yet he still loves me anyway.

That’s God’s amazing grace!

Bottom Line:
For he knows we are but dust

What this means to me:
God knows my weaknesses, and he knows how fragile I am.

In summary, God knows how weak I am, yet he still have a great love for me. My failures don't surprise him, he expects them. This also means that God won't stop loving me when I mess up. This is grace and it's truly amazing.

Thank you Father for your love for me. You made me and know my weaknesses and you openly welcome me when I need you. This is truly amazing. This morning Father I rest in your grace and ask you for your wisdom and guidance for today. Help me with my task, my leadership and my interaction with others. Help me to be loving and of service, ultimately making a difference in the life of others. These things I pray in your Son Jesus name, amen.