IF NOT FOR GRACE – A REMINDER

IF NOT FOR GRACE – A REMINDER

This morning I came across the video of Pastor Clint Brown’s testimony of an instance where God demonstrated His divine protective grace in his life and the powerful song birthed out of the experience.

Even though I’d heard it before, the testimony and song still blessed me again and I hope that by listening to it, it will bless you too.

“IF NOT FOR GRACE” – PASTOR CLINT BROWN

After watching and listening to the video, I reflected on the many instances of God’s protective grace manifesting in my life.

One that comes to mind that happened many years ago is one Saturday morning a co-worker and I were jogging and all of a sudden I felt the urge to cross the street so I said “let’s cross over” and we immediately did and as soon as we reached the other side of the road, an SUV came speeding around the curve and slammed into a lamppost inches away from the very spot where we were.

I know that if we had not crossed the road at that point, we both would have either been severely injured or dead. 

Amazingly, the driver of the SUV, an intoxicated teenager trying to make it home after admittedly drinking and partying all night long, only sustained minor injuries but the vehicle was severely damaged.

He was really out of it and began crying saying he could have killed us, he could have killed himself  and his father was going to kill him for being out all night and crashing their SUV.

This is just one instance of God’s grace manifested in my life as His divine protection but there are so, so many more that I know of and I’m sure countless instances that I am not even aware of.

I am so grateful for God’s grace!

How about you?

Can you think of a time when it was only the grace of God that kept you from some disaster, injury or perhaps even death?

Is so, pause and thank Him once again for His grace upon your life.

What extensive grace and mindfulness from God, the very Creator of the universe!……..How mind boggling!……..How amazing!

The Psalmist David expresses his amazement of God’s mindfulness toward us this way:

“When I view and consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained and established,

What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for him?

(Psalm 8:3-4 – Amplified Bible)

Many years ago, the group Point of Grace produced a song called “Who Am I”.

It is one of my favorite songs about God’s mindfulness of and grace toward us.

Be blessed as you listen.

“WHO AM I” – POINT OF GRACE

“Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; no one can compare with You! If I should declare and speak of them, they are too many to be numbered.”

(Psalm 40:5 – Amplified Bible)

WHO, WHERE OR WHAT WOULD YOU OR I BE TODAY IF NOT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD?

SELAH!

Be ever grateful.

Kim

 

Copyright © 2014 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

“IF NOT FOR GRACE” by Pastor lint Brown courtesy of Angel Michael – http://www.youtube.com

“WHO AM I” by Point of Grace courtesy of kentish001– http://www.youtube.com

HAIKU GRACE

HAIKU GRACE

“BEFORE FORGIVENESS”

bad decision

tears fears prayers

floods of refreshing peace

“AFTER FORGIVENESS”

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

(I John 1:9 – KJV)

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