Thursday, February 9, 2012
God's Grace is Enough!
When we feel lost in our Faith journey, when we feel like we don't know where to go, and all our energy is spent... we are not alone... God is certainly with us, and so is the beautiful gift of His Grace, which gives us to strength to persevere through any given situation, no matter how difficult or trying it may be. His Grace gives us true Hope and let's us know that we can do all things through Christ Who strengthens us!
I really Love this verse from Sacred Scripture...And He has said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness." Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. (2 Corinthians 12:9). I believe it really speaks about what the heart of a true Christian, follower of Jesus looks like.
Many people both Christian and non-Christian a like may think that if you are a Christian and follow Jesus and God rules in your life that you will never ever face any kind of difficulties, hardship, tragedies or sorrow, though, nothing could be further from the Truth!
There's a saying I've heard several times now, that I just Love that really depicts the Truth of Christian life and it is this... "I never said that it would be easy, I just said that it would be worth it!" This quote is meant to be said by God or Jesus, and it really speaks to my heart!
Life, (whether you are a Christian or not), certainly is not always easy, and most especially not if you truly want to live it as Jesus calls us to, Loving God, our neighbor and our self and all times, living our lives, not by the standards of, "the world," but by the standards of God and following all the teachings that Jesus came to teach us, so that we could truly have Life and have it more abundantly!
The Good News... (and with Jesus... there is always Good News!), is that, we can truly live the most beautiful and blessed Life of abundant Joy that Jesus came into this world to give us... and we can do that by following, Loving and accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord, Savior, Best Friend, Healer, Teacher, and Beloved... and live our lives with Him, for Him, through Him and in Him!
When we do this... He truly gives us ALL we need to overcome any obstacle that prevents us from living the most beautiful, blessed abundant Life has for us, because as we journey through hard, challenging, difficult and even sorrowful times, He gives us His Grace, again and again and again... it it truly is sufficient for us, it really is more than enough for us!