Grace Is INSANE!

Pastor Brian Houston tweeted this the other day – right at a time when I am believing we need a series on Grace at True NORTH Church Frisco!

Grace sees our failures, mistakes, and sins, but overwhelms them with forgiveness, love, and favour. All sufficient grace.                                                                                                  Ps Brian Houston 2016

When I was first born-again I was haunted in my head and heart with this scripture, actually, just the first sentence  – people quoted it over and over – I did not08 GRACE - is insane get it.  My Pastor, Hugh Manihera, always quoted it!  And he was amazing!   I still didn’t get it.

2 Corinthians 12:9A  (NIV)

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,  . . .

We lived in a little farm cottage, with an outside loo attached to the outside laundry – for some reason we had a poster in the laundry, with a goat standing on a dog house (pretending to be Snoopy I guess!) with a blank face (or was it slightly astonished?) – across the poster in a huge font was “My Grace is sufficient for you . . .”  AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHH!

That was all about 30 years back!

It took so long for me to begin to get it . . . AND it’s still unfolding.  The bigger my life gets, the more I need to visit this scripture – God’s Word is totally scalable like that!

Why do I need to visit this scripture and keep visiting it?  Because no matter what has blown up in front of me in a bad way or a good way I need to know what the surrounding verses are painting into my life.  Verses 7 thru 10.  My boast is in Him. Even when I’m carving it up, I’m to give Him the Glory and not get conceited!  When things are turning pear shaped His strength in my life is perfected in my weakness!  So much so, I can even boast in my weakness and the tough times because when I am weak I am STRONG!

His Grace is insane!!!! (in a great way!)

2 Corinthians 12:7B – 10  (NIV)

Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

 

God is amazing!

 

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In His Amazing Name

Ps Glenn Feehan – True NORTH Church.  Frisco Texas

 

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~ by Glenn Feehan on August 26, 2016.

One Response to “Grace Is INSANE!”

  1. Amen!

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