Sunday, December 26, 2010

COME HOME

Come Home by: Luminate

Your best friends with the word regret*
Your afraid that your life's been wasted
So why hope if it's only gonna let you down?
You don't think people really change
Your a mess and you'll always be the same
And you doubt if you'll ever get it turned around

So (I know) you've been running, searching for something
But you're looking in a place you don't belong
But it's never to late, you can't outrun grace
No, Mercy doesn't care what you've done
Come Home
(Oh, Oh, Oh Oh)
Come Home
(Oh, Oh, Oh Oh)

You can try to fix your broken empire
Put bricks on a cracked foundation
But you'll be building castles on the sand
There's power in the blood of Jesus
Your father's screaming Just Come Home!
He's reaching out His hands

From the shadows , From the wrong roads
From the darkness, From the unknown
To redemption, Something beautiful
To a new love, to new home

Come home! Everyday God stands at the door of your heart and knocks. Let Him in! Spend eternity with your Heavenly Father!

His servant,
Grace

Saturday, December 18, 2010

really think about it...

How many kings? By: Downhere

Follow the star to a place unexpected
Would you believe after all we’ve projected
A child in a manger
Lowly and small, the weakest of all
Unlikeliness hero, wrapped in his mothers shawl
Just a child
Is this who we’ve waited for?
Cause how many kings, stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many Gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Bringing our gifts for the newborn savior
All that we have whether costly or meek
Because we believe
Gold for his honor and frankincense for his pleasure
And myrrh for the cross he’ll suffer
Do you believe, is this who we’ve waited for?
It’s who we’ve waited for
How many kings, stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least for me?
How many Gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me
All for me
All for you
All for me
All for you


What other gods/idols can/did do that???
(NONE)

His completely,
Grace

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wimpy me

There is love that came for us
Humbled to a sinner's cross you broke my shame and sinfulness
you rose again victorious
Faithfulness none can deny
through the storm and through the fire
there is truth that sets me free
Jesus Christ who lives in me
You are stronger you are stronger
Sin is broken you have saved me
it is written Christ is risen
Jesus you are Lord of all
No beginning and no end
You're my hope and my defence
you came to seek and save the lost
you paid it all upon the cross
So let your name be lifted higher
Be lifted higher be lifted higher

Spiritually speaking on my own I am weak. Little wimpy Grace... That's me!! By myself I can't move mountains, heal people, or multiply anything. That is great news!

Y'all are probably thinking "say what?" Jesus doesn't show His power to the world by taking a body builder and have him lift 200 lbs. He does it by healing the blind and the sick.

You see it is through my weaknesses that His power is made perfect. I (on my own) am not good in front of crowds. (Ex. Those who heard me at church when I was in 7th grade know that. I sounded like a toy poodle standing next to a great Dane.) But when I hand my fear and weakness over to Christ He uses me to show how even I can be a tool for Him! (Ex. Since I have been growing in my faith more I have spoken in Moldova, WMU groups, and the youth group with out fear!)

That is just one of my MANY MANY MANY weaknesses. And quite frankly I am glad I have so many issues. It makes me depend on God more.

What are YOUR weaknesses? I dare you to hand them over to God and see what happens. Miracles do happen... But only if you let God perform them through you!

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:9

Forever His,
Grace

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

As she sat in the courtroom waiting for the judge's decision she recalled the incident that had happened. She thought about the lies and hurts that had taken place. She thought of how things she should have gone, How she would change her life if could, and was it ever really worth it. She couldn't look at the judge she knew what the result would be. She knew that she deserved everything that she had coming. She thought about how she had done this to herself. No one made her make the decisions she did. It was all her fault. After a few minutes of looking over what she had done the judge came to a conclusion... Guilty! I have decided that you are guilty of cheating, telling lies, disrespecting, gossip, hurting others, and many more sins! You have gone against my rules and are therefore can not be with me in paradise. I hereby send you to an eternity in a place of crying, burning, and gnashing of teeth. I am disappointed in you. This is not what i made you for. Right as the weeping girl is taken away someone runs into the courtroom. It's the judge's son! It's Jesus! After much deliberation the ultimate judge makes an announcement. My son tells me that you are innocent. That he has already taken your place when he died on the cross. The son points out the day of her salvation in the book. The judge exclaims, "Well done my good and faithful servant!" Jesus then proclaims that he has something to show the girl. He takes her away and as they walk up the staircase to paradise He shows her His scars. When they reach the top Jesus tells the guards to open the gates of pearl. They enter Heaven! While walking on streets made of gold He shows her His house and invites to come over anytime. Next to His is a place made just for her! He then gives her a robe of white and welcomes her too eternity with Him!

Where is your eternity?

In love with Him,
Grace