but you don’t know my story . . .

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The old hymn sings . . . “Grace, grace, God’s grace; grace that is greater than all my sin.”

The preacher says . . . “When you’re forgiven by Christ, you are forgiven – fully, freely, finally, and forever.”

For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift.
Ephesians 2:8

But the past, the old flesh in me says, “But you don’t know my story… you don’t know my secret.”

Guilt.  Guilt, those lies the Deceiver craftily spreads throughout my mind and into my heart, he whispers in my ear.

Truth.  Christ knows my story.  Yes, every little detail – even the parts that I don’t want known.  He knows the secrets I hide in the dark places.  He knows because He created me.  He knows because He designed me and He knows every bent of my very being.

On the Cross, He knowingly took my sins – those known and those secret – and He made my sins no match for His Grace.  And the Cross shows how deep my sin goes, how impossible my circumstance is apart from His sacrifice for me.  The shame, the pain, the ridicule, the disrespect, the hurt He endured . . . the very things my own sins have caused myself and others. His Grace took what I so deserve.

There is nothing on my own, absolutely nothing, I can do to save myself, to earn God’s approval, to get myself out of any pit of destruction – known or secret – I’ve chosen to put myself in.  N.O.T.H.I.N.G.
Nothing but accept His gift of Grace and Mercy!

His Grace far outstrips anything I’ve done.  

He knows my story, secrets and all . . . and He forgives me.

I am Forgiven.  Fully.  Freely.  Finally.  Forever.

About beegee10

I am a follower of Jesus on the journey of discovering His real, lasting joy through God's grace and thanksgiving. Several years ago, I married my best friend, whom I met in kindergarten many years ago. Life choices took each of us on separate paths, but Divine Appointment brought our paths back together. It's exciting to share this journey with my sweet man - a man who loves God more than he loves me! What a gift!! As a young woman I prayed for God to send a godly man like my daddy to pursue me. I just wasn't listening and abiding when I should have been. Good news in HIS time and in HIS grace, HE did! Not only does my sweet man love me, but he loves my three grown kids as if they were his own. He shares their joys and he hurts when they hurt. I love to hear him pray for each of them daily as we begin and end our days. View all posts by beegee10

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