Friday, July 30, 2010
Amazing Grace - It Truly Is!
"Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice, blessed are all those who wait for him." — Isaiah 30:18, ESV
GOD WAITS TO BE GRACIOUS! I picture this as God playing hide and seek. He is hiding, just waiting to jump out on us and show us grace. He is not creeping behind the door waiting to shame and guilt you, but rather is waiting behind the door ready to jump out and shock you with grace. He exalts himself so that he can show us mercy. Grace and mercy — these are the things that God cannot wait to give to us and show us.
So our job: wait for him to shock us. Wait for him to jump from around the corner and remind us of his grace. And believe me: I have forgotten about this truth so often (even today), but what an amazing reminder it truly is when God reminds you of his amazing grace.