Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Definition of Grace

Good Afternoon Friends,
The word, grace, has been on my mind and heart. As I think about this word, I think of our Father and His extended grace...a grace we do not deserve, but is given, with so much love.  Through His grace, we are given life. Through His grace, we are redeemed. Through His grace, we are given the Holy Spirit, as our Comforter. His grace is love! It is a most precious, yet strong, unconditional love...His grace~  Oh, to know and accept His grace! The more we step out on His grace, the more we want others to know, see, feel, accept, talk, walk...and just "BE," in His grace. 

Grace Scriptures:

2 Corinthians 12:8-9 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

Jeremiah 31:2-3 Thus says the LORD:”The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest, the LORD appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

John 1:15-17 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.'”) And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 5:10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.


Definition of Grace Coasters

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Praising More in Times of Chaos

Hello Friends,
This has been an unsettling year for many of us, who do not welcome hateful words, actions and division. I will not fall into the abyss, by detailing the news, politics and such. Instead, I want to focus on what is real and what soothes the soul: Jesus. Yep! Plain and simple! When I feel harassed by the society we live in, I close my mind to its chaos and listen to the Word and refocus my thoughts. Now, I do not hide my head in the sand.  But, I listen for what the Lord wants me to do and say. I keep my mind filled with the Word, so that I am ready to move when it's time to take action. During this next few months, I invite all of you to "steal away," and cleanse your soul when the media/news barges into your heart. Stay focused on the Word and hold fast to His hand. May the Scriptures, songs and art, be a balm to your soul~

Scripture: John 16:33 

"...I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Music for the Soul

    Made a Way

     Good Good Father

My Art...

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Power of Gratitude

Hello Friends,
Today, I have a deep joy! It is an unspeakable joy that dwells in my soul and carries me through the good times and the bad times. That joy comes from my Father and the time I spend at His feet. I find that I spend more and more time thinking of Him and listening for His voice, in my daily walk. And, it is this precious communion with the Lord, that keeps me strong and filled with hope, in a world that is constantly crumbling. That joy jumps, tumbles and bubbles, even when I am a bit sad. It picks me up and brings my mind back to the many things that have blessed my life. Yes, it is my Father and the wonderful Comforter He left for all of us...gently swaying my thoughts toward gratitude. 

What part has gratitude played in your life?

Scripture:  1 Thessalonians 5:18 
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Music for the Soul

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