The best life is filled with grace. That life is found in Jesus, Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Many people sail through life thinking happiness is something they have created. Good fortune, success in work and play, toys purchased, places seen — all things they think they brought about. Yet when they lose their health or their stuff, they despair. Sometimes it takes the loss of this established order, to enlighten our darkened hearts. The reality is that God’s favor, protection and provision remains on those who trust Him and obey. Joy of an eternal nature will ever last. Such JOY is found in our quick obedience to confess that without God’s grace we would expire. This is because God’s grace fills the holes in our holiness. Even loss of worldly comforts can not bring about despair to those that love God above all else. Those who are fully persuaded, know that the God we worship, forgives, loves, issues mercy and 70 x 7 chances to return to His grace. How can we despair when we have been showered with such an abundance of grace that no hardship that comes our way can detract from the peace and joy that we have experienced in our life in Christ?
Psalm 118 “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? The Lord is with me; He is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies. The Lord is my strength and my defense ; He has become my salvation. Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous. I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done. I will give you thanks, for You answered me; You have become my salvation. The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”
As we persevere to seek God — with our hearts wide open, our Father will reveal points of pride that prevent us from fully submitting to His authority. As we fix our eyes on Jesus, with genuine respect for His power and authority, we come to receive His mercy and grace with absolute humility. “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Matthew 6:34 NIV
Compared to this amazing grace, all else is but folly. Acknowledging that Grace has taken up residence in our heart, we are humbled and transformed. This grace makes us free of deception as all delusions disappear as though we had always known LOVE ❤️ since we were knit together in our mothers womb.
Psalm 116 ” The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. I will sacrifice a thank offering to You and call on the name of the Lord.” ❤️ Psalm 119 has 176 verses, all recorded according to God’s will in order to sustain us, encourage us, and guide us. Psalm 119 “Delight in God’s Word” First section begins with ALEF, the first letter of HEBREW which means “The blessedness of those who walk in God’s Word. A rich commentary on Psalm 119 – all glory to God.
ALEPH – The blessedness of those who walk in God’s Word.
119 Blessed are the undefiled in the way,
Who walk in the law of the Lord!
2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies,
Who seek Him with the whole heart!
3 They also do no iniquity;
They walk in His ways.
4 You have commanded us
To keep Your precepts diligently.
5 Oh, that my ways were directed
To keep Your statutes!
6 Then I would not be ashamed,
When I look into all Your commandments.
7 I will praise You with uprightness of heart,
When I learn Your righteous judgments.
8 I will keep Your statutes;
Oh, do not forsake me utterly!
9 How can a young man cleanse his way?
By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have sought You;
Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments
Your Word I have hidden in my heart, that I may not sin against You. Blessed are You oh Lord, teach me Your statutes.
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