Tuesday, August 2, 2016

But because of his great love for us, God who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions, it is by grace you have been saved.  (Ephesians 2:4-5)

What if we just took the phrase, "God who is," out of this verse and looked it over. We could write several books and more on all that it means to us. The "God who is," and was, and is to come. This speaks volumes to His people. It is all encompassing. Because He is, we can be more than we ever imagined. When I was a child, I used to try to imagine what life would be like when I grew up. My dreams were so limited not only because I wasn't saved, but also because I didn't have any confidence in any of my own abilities. I wanted to be a Mommy, which is a noble and respectable calling, but I was also expected to go to college, and that was way out of my zone of thought.

When I came to Christ, the world became a totally different place. I like to describe the difference as night and multicolored! Life made sense and my place in it became important. I was ready to take on life, because now my God, who is rich in mercy, empowered me to do His will, and I knew I was made for this! Of course I have ups and downs, but this has always held me close to Him. Amazing!

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