Ginrich's Devotional Blog

July 11, 2008

By Grace

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By Grace

 

I’m so glad I’m saved by grace

And not by what I do.

If it wasn’t for Your grace

I’d never make it through

It seems I miss the mark a lot

Though I know what to do.

Too many times I put me first

Instead of putting You.

 

Help me, Lord, to put You first

In all I think and do.

Show me how to pass Your love

To all You bring me to.

Teach me how to speak kind words

Show me what to do.

Help me not waste so much time

Help me work with You.

 

When my life on earth is done

I want to see Your face.

“Good job, my child.” I want to hear

When I have run the race.

I want to bring You pleasure, Lord

I want You pleased with me.

Please help me, Lord, fill me with You

In me Your Spirit free.

 

2/11/2006

 

Ac 4:13

Now when they beheld the boldness of Peter and John, and had perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

 

If I was put on trial for being a Christian, would I be found guilty?  Is there enough evidence in my actions and my deeds?  When others look at me, listen to me and watch me, do they see a strong resemblance of Jesus?  It is my prayer that I become a crystal goblet.  When others look at me, I want them to see Jesus.  When others hear me, I want them to hear the words of Jesus.  When others see my actions, I want them to know Jesus has acted.  I am so glad God forgives me each and every time I mess up.  At the same time, I don’t rest on His forgiveness – I continually strive to be more like Jesus.  By myself that is impossible.  Praise God, His Holy Spirit within me makes all things possible.

 

Prayer

 

Father, help me be a reflection of Your Son, Jesus.  Guard my mouth, my thoughts and my works.

 

 

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