February 27, 2009


Why do I keep making the same mistakes?
Why don’t I succeed?
Why do I do the things I do?
Why don’t I do what is right?

Does my life still have worth?
Does God still love me?
Does He still care?
Does He regret making me?

How much pain have I caused Him?
How many times do I have to try before I get it right?
How many times will I try to accomplish the impossible?
How many times will I fail?
How many times will I doubt?

When will I realize it is not up to me?
When will I realize I can’t do it myself?
When will I realize I need to trust Him?
When will I realize only through Christ I succeed?

Do I understand He has already forgiven me?
Do I understand the depth of His love?
Do I understand the work He did on the cross?
Do I understand…?

Will I give Him my life?
Will I surrender all?
Will I let Him work in me?
Will I love Him in return?

Stop and be still and know He is God
Stop and be still and know His unfailing love
Stop and be still and know His forgiveness
Stop and be still and know He is in control

Will you surrender all?
Will you slow and pounder His unfailing love?
Will you be still?

February 21, 2009

Saved by Grace

February 20, 2009

I was reading my DFD bible study today and it asked the question “Do you feel worthy of God’s grace?” I thought that is was a simple question with a simple answer. I don’t feel worthy of God’s grace and if I was worthy of it would it be grace? No, if I was worthy then it would be my just reward. In my head I know this is to be true, but at times my heat does not reflect that answer.

As some of you know I struggle with pride. That pride often leads me to think I am better than others. Whenever I am in that state I have forgotten that simple answer to the simple question. I am not worthy of God’s grace, because if I were it would not be grace. In 1 Corinthians 4:7 Paul says “For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?” So when I boast I am taking glory that is due to God because He made me capable to do the very thing I am boasting about. In Ephesians 2:8-9 the bible says “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” I really have nothing to boast about everything that I have God has given me, my abilities, my good grades, all my stuff, and most importantly my salvation.

When I feel like boasting I need to remember these facts. First, God has given me everything I have. Second, I have done nothing to earn my salvation it was a gift. And finally remember to glorify God. Paul said, “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

February 7, 2009

Thoughts on Psalm 46

Tonight I read Psalm 46. Many of you probably know Psalms 46:10 “Be still and know I am God.” The preceding verses talk about a bunch of terrible things that happen in life ranging from mountains collapsing to nations falling. The beginning of the chapter says not to fear because “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” As a whole I believe this chapter is saying that when bad things happen we are to be still and know that the Lord is God. He is in control and will take care of us. We are not to worry or fear. We are to still our hearts, minds, and bodies and know that the He is God.

So tonight or right take some time and just be still and know that He is God.

I pray that you are able to trust God with whatever circumstance you are in. He is your strength and fortress. He cannot be shaken.