God’s Grace Continues

 

 

 

God’s Grace Continues

 

“For by grace are you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own doing; it is a  gift of God.  Not of works, so no one will boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God has foreordained that we should walk in them.”   Ephesians 2: 8-10.

It is truly humbling that God would take a life with such an unlikely beginning and continue His work of grace in and through that life all these years.  I am amazed that I’m still on earth and able to enjoy serving my Lord in a few ways.  Though not able to attend Sunday worship services on a regular basis: when able, I have the privilege of teaching our Sunday Bible lesson the second Sunday of each month.  I still write devotions for My Journey of Faith, and have two manuscripts about ready to send to the printer.  These achievements are possible only through God’s amazing grace!

I also know it is through God’s grace that I have two sons who love me and provide for my needs.  One son pays to have some of my manuscripts printed and bound and encourages me to continue writing, and the other son provides excellent care for my daily needs.  If it were not for him, I’d be in some lonely nursing home and miserable.  No one has to tell me about God’s grace; I’m a living  example of it.

Perhaps no servant of God suffered more than the apostle Paul, and he prayed three times for God to remove some thorn in his flesh.  God did not remove the thorn, but promised him grace to live with his thorn.  I believe he knew depending on God kept him humble!  I know that my being dependent on others helps keep me humble: for when one is dependent on others, it helps her realize she can’t control her circumstances.

Some will recall that last year, my family lived as evacuees about four months after Hurricane Matthew caused mold damage in our house.  And currently my family is living in a Disney resort because recently lightening struck one or maybe both of our air condition units. I try to remember God’s words in Romans 8: 28-29. That promise to help me handle my adversities, but I have not attained Spiritual maturity to ask God to send adversities.

 

Heavenly Father, I know You love me, and as You told Paul, I know You will give me grace to bear my burdens. And thank You for Jesus and His amazing grace that provided my salvation. I pray in His name. Amen.

 

Doris Lisemby