Friday, March 13, 2009

Grace


I was pondering on something the other day that I haven’t been able to write much of anything of real heart importance, and was simply musing upon that when He subtly but powerfully invaded my thoughts.

The reason for your malady son, is only because I am taking you through what you need to face, experience, go through, and in going through your daily routines, I am writing my life into you whereby you will be my living bill-board, and out of what I am writing into you, you will indeed write about it!

“Does it sound like we're patting ourselves on the back, insisting on our credentials, asserting our authority? Well, we're not. Neither do we need letters of endorsement, either to you or from you. You yourselves are all the endorsement we need. Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God's living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives—and we publish it.
We couldn't be more sure of ourselves in this—that you, written by Christ himself for God, are our letter of recommendation. We wouldn't think of writing this kind of letter about ourselves. Only God can write such a letter. His letter authorizes us to help carry out this new plan of action. The plan wasn't written out with ink on paper, with pages and pages of legal footnotes, killing your spirit. It's written with Spirit on spirit, his life on our lives!”


His grace much like the chemical solutions used in the photographers dark room being applied to the cameras film, releases, brings to observable recognition that which was already there but hidden from sight.
His grace is to exalt only One, His son Jesus Christ the word made flesh and who IS being fleshed out once again in many forth coming sons.
Therefore I look unto the author and developer of my faith as he has my permission to submerge me over and over into the depths of His grace to bring forth Christ in me as me to this world!

Abba, Father!

Rich

2 comments:

Amy said...

Rich,
Ahh...my friend. Beautiful post...as has been all your past ones as well. I just love what Papa is doing in you.

My dear brother, I do read each and every one of your blogposts, and both the pictures you select, and your words spill Truth, Love, Hope, Faith of Papa Son Holy Spirit.

I know I only comment every-so-often. I seem to be in a season of reading more than commenting. Just know that I am touched by all your writings.

Blessings,
~Amy :)

Free Spirit said...

Dang, I am lovin' that imagery!! So very true and feels so accurate in my life.

Really love this statement:
"Therefore I look unto the author and developer of my faith as he has my permission to submerge me over and over into the depths of His grace to bring forth Christ in me as me to this world!"

I love the parts of us that Only His grace can develop!

Thanks for the great visual that shall stay with me!