Thursday, May 16, 2013

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but now I see

’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.

Amazing Grace one of my most favorite hymns out there. It is so true and hits so close to home. This is my story a man saved by grace and by grace I am still  living. His grace holds us up and keeps us going. Without his grace we would be toast, destroyed, nonexistent... etc. It is so beautiful and so powerful. Today I feel like I just need to thank God for his grace in my life, for saving my life so many times, for giving me the grace to carry on every day, and blessing me beyond belief.

Consider this: life may be difficult in fact very difficult. You could be raised by non christian parents, abused when you were younger, hung out with the wrong crowd, always got blamed for things gone wrong, didn't have many friends, and most people would say you have a reason to hate life to hate God. Yet at the end of the day your still living your still breathing, and there are many things you have been blessed with when you deserved to be thrown straight into hell the moment you were born. Yet God saw you before you were born and had already planned to send his only son to die a horrific death for your sins so that you could have life. I don't know about you but that just blows my mind.... I still don't understand that one but I am so grateful he did.

So today when trials come and life is difficult take a moment to look at what God has blessed you with. Take some of that amazing grace that he has given you every day of your life and apply it to people in your life wether it be the guy at the resturant who blew your order, your kids driving you nuts, or someone who offended you. Go be a light to the world shining God's light of grace wherever you go.

Your bro in Christ,