How Great Is Our God...

Sunday, March 11, 2018

We all know the song I am sure and we all have heard the many versions of it. I have always loved it, but the older I get the more the song means to me and as I grow God reveals what those words really mean.
Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost,
but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see

This was what I understood when I first found God. I was no one important, just a kid. Then I learned about this man that came to die for me. He owed me nothing, but I owed him everything- yet somehow he still loved me so much to give His Son to die for me. (John 3:16). It was in the beginning that that verse meant the most- my salvation was bought with God’s amazing grace. Then I matured and got older. I hit high school and my college years. I had made lots of bad choices and once again I found myself on my knees before my savior. How could he love me after the things I did. I was used, my soul broken. I realized then that He was still there. He didn’t need me to be God, but I needed him to be my God. He washed my sins away again, not because he had to, but because he loved me so much. (Hebrews 4:16). I now understand that His Grace calms my fears. I am taken care of and forgiven because of his unfailing Amazing Grace.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
This part always makes me cry, and well pretty much bawl uncontrollable. It is these words that remind me of my son. I hold God’s amazing grace every day of my life. My heart longed so much for a child, but after all I had done wrong in life did I deserve it? No I didn’t it. We don’t deserve Zander in our lives. We have nothing to earn him, but God heard my cry and felt my pain. He knew the desires of our heart (Psalm 37:4). It was when I fell completely into Him that he gave us our son, just because he loved me, no other reason. When I learned to trust him, his Grace set us free. The moment when that grace appeared is something I still thank him for daily. I absolutely love being a mother and it’s his Amazing grace that makes that possible.

The Lord has promised good to meHis word my hope securesHe will my shield and portion beAs long as life endures

God promises to take care of us through all circumstances. His promises are for health, security, food, shelter. I could go on and on. It’s written in his word, go on and read it… Again, do I deserve the life that I have? Absolutely not! God is always true to His word though and by his grace we are taken care. It’s not our own doing, but the love of a father taking care of his child. He is always exactly what I need and never anything more.

So why am I writing about this? I’m not sure- maybe just to remind myself and others of just how great our God is! His Grace is so amazing. Not only does grace save us by giving us eternal life, but it’s that same grace that gives us those things we don’t deserve. There is no such thing as Karma- that if you do good it will be done to you. It’s called Grace! God will give you all you need, not because you deserve it but because he loves you. He will give you hope when there is no hope, faith with you are faithless, and love when it’s not deserved. That is Grace. I am so thankful and the older I get the more I am amazed.

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