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Grace and Mercy

December 7, 2015

When I was in the world, the world pretended to love me. No one criticized me of my sins because they were doing the same thing. I thought I was having a good time, but I just didn’t know what having a good time was; until I accepted God.

In the world, people shared their drinks with you, gave you a ride if you needed one, there were no big “I”. Everyone was the same and everyone watched out for one another. Everyone was a close knit family. People did not criticize another person singing or failures. When I came to the church, it felt as if I had to be perfect.  People told me “you can’t lead a song but you can sing in the background.”  It was if I had died instead of living.

Church-goers have a special gift to pointing out who is not saved or put a person down. Christ did not die for the “sinless” but for sinners.  They don’t have patience for a “newbie” to grow in the grace and wisdom of the Lord.  Some “church-goers” have forgotten “they once were newbies in Christ. They forgotten the simple mistakes they made, could not lead a song, pray like a warrior but their “church family” supported them, work with them and encouraged them. When I sing, I am not auditioning for a singing contract, to be seen or praised by men but to make a joyful noise to the One that have kept me.

God love me still, and He don’t keep reminding me of how “imperfect” I am. He keep telling me; “My grace is sufficient for you”.  When and where you are weak, I am there to give you strength. Many people forget “it was God that saved them and made them who they are”.  Only God can take a nobody and make a somebody.

 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby (1 Peter 2:2)

And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it was better for him that a millstone was hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matt. 18: 5-6)

Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? And those members of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. (1 Corinthians 12: 29-30)

 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. (2 Timothy 1:9) Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved) (Ephesians 2:5)

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