EMBRACE GRACE

This is the end of my well digging.

This one is deep.

It comes as no surprise as I reach this point, that yesterday was Labor Day.

We celebrated work. 

At the end of this well, and all the others, I’ve come to find,

Jesus told us to celebrate one Work, alone,

and that is His,

not ours.

I keep saying it’s amazing.

Because He is.

While Jesus had so much to say to me in this 8th Chapter Of John;

On my search for freedom,

complete freedom,

not just when I get to Heaven, but Freedom now….

this Chapter says it all.

I encourage you to read it.

You see, I was that woman,

caught in Adultery.

The Holy Spirit has revealed to me that in all of my efforts at cleansing myself to make myself good enough for God to Love, and anyone else for that matter,

that I had messed around with another.

THERE IS NOT ANOTHER GOSPEL.

Jesus AND….

should never hold the same attention in any phrase.

The Blessing on my life, doesn’t, and didn’t come from any effort other than The FINISHED WORK of Jesus.

Not me, and my own abilities to cleanse myself and others.

It broke my heart.

It scared me.

Then I move on from being caught in the act,

to being surrounded by my accusers.

The voices in my head that told me I had gone too far.

The Fear of Rejection of the Only One who I know Loves like no other.

And yet,

among the accusations,

STOOD my Savior.

I found Him there, where He has Always Been,

In Truth.

I’ve read this chapter so many times, but it is So Loud and Clear to me today.

When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. John 8:10-12

Then Jesus went on to speak the Truth to those who were fascinated with their own works,

about true freedom.

That’s what I had always wanted.

What I learned was astounding.

Pride is the Root of Fear.

Pride is trusting yourself in any regard and it’s cheating on Jesus.

Remember what happened in the Garden?

When Adam and Eve betrayed TRUTH for a lie.

It came through their desire to take their lives back into their own hands, believing that The Father’s Provision wasn’t adequate.

When Jesus told Paul that His Grace was Sufficient,

He meant for All of It.

Every sin.

I’m sure Paul had major accusations from His  past running through His Mind,

but Jesus stopped them for Him, with this Truth,

“My Grace is Sufficient. My strength is made perfect in your weakness.”

The only Labor I’m celebrating is that of my Lord.

And the only Labor we as His Brethren are called to do, is to Labor to enter into the Rest in His Finished Work.

Where is boasting then?

There is none.

Let our only Glory be that of what He accomplished.

He is mighty to Save-

To the depths of your heart.

Surrender to His Love.

Embrace Grace

 

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