I'm currently reading "On Being a Servant of God" by Warren Wiersbe. This book has been incredible from page one! It's funny how God shows me the same things over and over and over, but since I don't get it [Praise the Lord He doesn't give up on us!] He shows me yet again through something completely unrelated.
Archive for July 2010
This time next week, I will be on a plane over the Atlantic Ocean.
I hope I get a window seat. I hope I get a window seat. I hope I get a window seat.
I am SO SO SO excited to go to England once again. I can't wait to see all my lovely British friends oh so soon! [Special shoutout to Becca goes here! :)]
This is my favorite time of year—first Jr. High Summer Camp, then Creationfest! Can life get any better than this?!
I never thought it would happen to me.
The plan was for me to get my hair cut in Orange County at 2:30. Problem is, I knew I'd probably be done by 3:30 and I don't need to be at church til 6:30. So what was I to do with three hours of nothing? Coincidentally, my friend (whom I hadn't seen for four years til just recently) had an interview scheduled in Orange County. It was one of those oh-my-gosh-we-haven't-seen-each-other-for-years-and-now-it's-convenient-for-us-to-hang-out moments. So we planned it. After my hair cut and after his interview, we were going to hang out.
I sat in Starbuck's by myself on my netbook, patiently sipping my black tea lemonade while facebooking and playing bejeweled. I texted my friend but received no reply. I thought maybe the interview had dragged longer than he thought. The clock ticked and tocked.
Six o'clock came. I gathered my things and headed out the door.
I never heard from my friend. He stood me up.
"You can never out grace a God who sent his son to the cross for you.
You will never have a reaction to a situation or a sin or a person or an issue that is more loving than God. Your reaction will never, ever outweigh God’s. But don’t get that twisted, God is not soft on sin.
In fact, his wrath for sin is demonstrated best in the severity of his grace.
We don’t get casual grace. We don’t get easy grace. We don’t get cheap or soft grace.
We get severe grace. We get unyielding grace. We get Christ on the cross with nails in his hands and blood on his body grace. We get severe grace."
-excerpt from Jon Acuff's "Stuff Christians Like" blog. http://stuffchristianslike.net/2010/07/too-much-grace/