Monday, October 6, 2008

Vancouver and flying...

I was doing a fair bit of thinking on the long trip to Canada from down under yesterday... mostly it had to do with the blessing of God showered out and over my life... today I had a chance to hang out with an old friend and again was reminded of God's great grace - it's amazing... actually, a friend of mine says it's 'ridiculous' even... it's so amazing.
What I really wonder about is why when we are so good at receiving Grace are we so hesitant to give it out freely... trapped often by this incredibly silly feeling that if we spend it we will run out - all the while knowing (if we know Him at all) that God keeps dishing out the stuff like it's the last day everyday... so, I'm finding the trick of receiving and giving a long and important lesson... and I've decided to make it a life challenge... to try and give at least as much as I receive - Grace that is... possible? Let's find out.

1 comment:

jsi said...

It is a tender commitment and a full-muscled commitment at the same time. It is embarassing to see ourselves as limiting to the grace God has to give. We can pour it out by the buckets full and it will not limit the supply or ration.

It is a giant concept to wrap a heart, a mind, a life around - His love has no limits, His grace has no measure, His power no boundary known unto men; For out of His inifinite riches in Jesus He giveth and giveth and giveth and giveth and giveth and giveth....

...and without an end to the giving, who are we to stand in the way and be the dam which holds it back?!. When we are a channel we do not prevent any of it.

Good thoughts on the profound depth of God's grace. I am praying for you in your ministry today.