Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Clarity Of Thought This Morning

Psalm 71:23-24
My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You...
And my soul, which you have redeemed.

My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long,
For they are confounded...
For they are brought to shame who seek my hurt.


I am full this morning...
Full of the mercy and grace of God.
Never at any point in my life have I ever experienced such an outpouring of God before....

It only fuels me to chase after Him harder...
To want to see Him...
To talk with Him and listen as He speaks....

IT is more than church.....
IT is more than religion.....

IT is more than anything the world has ever offered to me...
The world kept a ledger of my offenses and trespasses against God....
The world took every opportunity to remind me what a total wreck and loser I was....
"Why would God want anything to do with you?" The world would whisper in my ear....
For a time, I listened.
I looked around me to justify my own behavior ("I'm not as bad as some people!")

But nothing could ever remove the shame and guilt I carried. It clung to me like the very skin of my body...
It taunted me at every turn and offered no rest or peace.
Then I met God........


Where I stand today is so far removed from where it all began.
Isn't that the way it truly is....?
Spiritual progress....day by day, growing and learning?

Day by day, putting into practice the things that God teaches you?
It really is like a spiritual awakening...
One day, you just suddenly realize that you have grown and moved on in your life.

You feel more comfortable in you skin...more comfortable with yourself....
You still have a lot of things to work on....but somehow that's o.k.
That is the beauty and wonder of the Grace of God.

Grace- The empowering presence of God in my life that enables me to be who God created me to be, and to do what God has called me to do.
There's you a definition of Grace (From James Ryles). It has served me well over the years and I am constantly walking, living, and sharing in this grace given to me by God.
The work of the Holy Spirit in us is this grace....
It is evidence of the POWER we have sought for so long to live free and clear from out of sin/addiction. It is for this very reason....my salvation....my deliverance,, that I say with every thing in me.....Jesus is Lord. Not for what He has done around me....but through me and in me.

So, let me just declare to you this morning exactly HOW GREAT IS MY GOD!!! The more aware I am of Him.....the more aware I am of me....His purity and my filthiness. His power and my weakness. His love and my inability to love. I totally understand that He can do for me that which I cannot do for myself.

The video is from Danny Daniels....One of my most favorite Ge-tar players in the world...
Easy on a string with a voice that begs to be listened to...
Enjoy this worship song from Danny.....

Merry Christmas from the "B's" of Attalla...
God on you....
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