This is what grace looks like to me. It's the way I get off this ledge. Will it be by boat or with wings from a helicopter or giant bird? Or an earthquake that lowers the ledge? Or from a bridge formed over time as the mountains move closer together. Or an opening behind me...from my past. Grace... only God knows. I know that I am assured of it and I am to wait on Him. --Cheryl Farrell
God loves and uses imperfect people. We all make mistakes. But because Jesus died and rose from the grave, every mistake we will make or ever make has been paid in full. Don’t let shame and guilt keep you from receiving God’s love any longer. Psalm 103:12 (NIV) says, “As far as the east is from the west, our sins are removed from God’s memory.” Since God has removed them from His memory, it’s time we do the same and move
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.~ Helen Keller
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Note to Self: The Secret to Joy
God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. We’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love. We, though, are going to love—love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. He loved us first. (1 John 4:17-19 MSG)
His love is relentless.