Sunday, September 26, 2010

There’s a grace for that

We know Apple promises us, “There’s an app for that.” Whatever we want—directions, language translation, calorie counts, iBooks, movie tickets, word games—it begs to gratify. Theres_an_app_for_that

But we know better. Don’t we?

Apple can’t touch our deepest appetites—For our lives to have significance. For satisfying relationships. For a mission more meaningful than me.

Whatever we need—direction, understanding, peace, service, joy—it’s God who has a grace for that. He’s able to satisfy (2 Corinthians 9:8).

  • Need help with a problem child? There’s a grace for that.
  • Stuck in an unsatisfying job? There’s a grace for that.
  • Can’t break an addictive habit? There’s a grace for that, too.

Whatever it, God has the power to either change the circumstance or change the other person or change us (Hebrews 4:16). That’s His grace. 

A year ago, would we have imagined the journey we’ve been traveling? Would we have thought it too much, if we had foreseen each roadblock?

Yet each step of our way, often only one step at a time, God has left us a gift—a gift of His grace—at the right place, the right time, through the right person, the right word.

Grace is what He’s promised, down to the very last verse in the Bible.
“The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen” (Revelation 22:21 NIV). 

And grace is what He delivers.

“From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.”
John 1:16

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20 comments:

Debbie said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you Lisa. One step at a time. I'm amazed how the Lord provides just what we need and when we needed. He's never late in providing us with the grace to get through.

Hugs and love,
Debbie

Karen said...

This is an AWESOME post! I loved it. I needed a big dose of that grace today and God was there. Praise His Name!

Renee said...

This is enlightening Lisa...Gracia Burnham, in her book, "To Fly Again" shares a quote/petition that I use often...."Grace me again, Lord." And He does. He does. Blessings....

micey said...

yep... one step at a time... just enough grace to carry us through that particular moment... <3

Barbara H. said...

I was about to say "Good application" before remembering the first part was about iPhone apps. LOL! But this IS as good application of truth.

Apron Senorita said...

Well said. I'm going to use the phrase "There's an App for that" when I tell my teen kids that GOD is the one who has an app for everything.

Come over from Spiritual Sunday.
Yoli

Renee said...

I've awarded you the One Lovely Blog award. Here's the link: http://mytrampolinelife.blogspot.com/2010/09/one-lovely-blog-award.html. Thanks for your blog. I enjoy reading it.

LivingSoAbundantly said...

I like how you paralleled everything. Wonderful job and excellent reminder that God's grace is all we need. :)

Brenda said...

God's grace is definitely a gift. So is a nice new iguana or other creature. God made all creatures, great and small. (Just something to think about).

<>< (A fish is also a creature).

Mevely317 said...

What a timely ~ and reassuring ~ message! Can't we all relate?!
Have a wonderfully satisfying weekend!

Saleslady371 said...

I love the way you wrote this. Love that Hebrews verse.

Susan said...

HE is sufficient for me!!!

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What a wonderful post today. I love the scriptures that you shared. Thank-you so much for touching my heart with this post today.
God Bless,
Ginger

Lisa said...

Grace is the answer for every need ,isn't it? Thank you for a beautiful post.:)

Joan said...

Great post, Lisa. God is never late (sometimes we think He will be). I needed to hear this today.

Blessings,
Joan

Charlotte said...

What a good illustration. Apple can provide a lot of good stuff. I love my iMac, but it can't begin to compare with what God has provided. Thank you for this reminder.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

I am so thankful for His Grace, I can't say enough about His grace for my life. What a most inspiring and encouraging post, Lisa, thank you for sharing.

Thank you for your visit, and for your sweet comment.
Blessings,
Sue

mom2six said...

"There's a grace for that"... what a wonderful promise from the Lord. Lovely post.

Cathy said...

That is so cute, and I love your scripture verses. Thank you, Lisa.
Blessings ~

Elisabeth Black said...

Thanks so much for this. I am guilty of looking to Apple to solve my life problems and not looking to God. Thank you for reminding me that Not only is there a Grace for that, it's Free every day. :)

Elisabeth

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