Friday, May 28, 2010

Because You first loved me...

It's been a jammed packed week, so I'm late on a lot of my reading. As a matter of fact, I just finished reading the post this week of my fellow Kingdom Bloggers. Wow! What a diverse and talented group they are, and a real blessing to me personally.

You may be getting a bit tired of hearing me say that, but it doesn't make it any less true. I've never met David, Joyce, Dave or Tracy in person, but I know God has placed them in my life to shore me up, reinforce me, during those moments of doubt. Oh yes, those moments do come. More often than I care to admit. But it's not just my fellow Kingdom Bloggers. Many times a comment or email made by a reader will come at just the right moment. A moment when God is reminding me I do this for Him...not me.

For those of you who blog, you understand the commitment to pen new muses on a regular basis. For those of you who read, the commitment is no less real. We write and we read to find and enjoy fellowship with other Believers. We also write and we read to to be in one accord. Do we all agree on every point of Christian theology? Yes, I chuckled at that absurd question too, but what we do believe in is a God that loves us so much, He provided a way for us to return to Him after we messed up a great thing.

That's where I believe my doubt has changed through the years. While there was a time I arrogantly questioned God's wonderful plan of salvation because it was based on faith, today my doubt will often come from the overwhelming gift of His grace. How can I possibly deserve such a gift? Well...we all know I'm not worthy of His grace, and that's what makes the gift the greatest ever given or to be given. It's hard to imagine that much love.

I can't think of a better way to end the week than 4 minutes and 50 seconds thinking about that gift...have a blessed holiday weekend with God all over it.

3 comments:

Linda maynard said...

Tony C
I can tell you are a down to earth person. You may have a simple message and yet they are profound
You don't put on airs and that's what I find delightful and I can relate to your posts.
So keep on being just who you are and you will continue to bless MANY!!!
Linda

Tracy said...

You're so right Tony, the biggest question of all is why would God want to save someone like me? Why would He do that for me? We can all relate to that question.

Lloyd said...

The answer to that question is that God loves you and me. We don't deserve it and we can never earn it by what we say or do. The simple truth is, God is God and we are sinners saved by the grace of God.

What an uplifting and inspiring post. May our Lord continue to shine through you and your blog. God bless, Lloyd