Growing in grace…
"I indeed am at the end, and I cannot do anything more— but He begins right there— He does the things that no one else can ever do. Wherever I know I am unclean is where He will put His feet and stand. ‘I indeed’ was this in the past, ‘but He’ came and something miraculous happened. Get to the end of yourself where you can do nothing, but where He does everything.” ~ Oswald Chambers
There is something absolutely beautiful and freeing about coming to the end of ourselves, knowing and believing that our Savior will put His feet in the exact place we know we are unclean. He doesn't require us to clean ourselves up to come into His presence. He doesn't wait for us to get our act together. On the contrary, He waits for us to acknowledge that we don't have our acts together; He waits for us to come before Him, filthy and broken and humble. He celebrates the moment we come to understand, "Not I, but He." I welcome you as my traveling companion, as we seek to grow together in His grace...
Livin' in the good ole south with my husband, stepson, and four-legged fur baby. I am a writer, coffee addict, lover of books, and a hopeless nerd. I am most passionate about Jesus and sharing the transforming power of the Gospel with anyone who will listen. I work for Grace Church in Greenville, SC in Research and Curriculum Development. [Read More …]
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