4.19.2010

There is Nothing Greater

Do you ever have those times in life where you sit back and settle into the assurance that this moment surely was more than a coincidence? That perhaps, each detail of the experience was orchestrated with intentional purpose by a God who cares about the deepest parts of your heart that you weren't even aware needed some attention, some encouragement, some promise?

Today I want to share with you one of those moments for me. A few weeks ago I won the new Point of Grace cookbook and CD "No Changin' Us" at a giveaway hosted by Andrea.

I've been having a tough few weeks. There are some things that I have been working on and I find myself feeling inadequate, defeated and almost as if it's just too big for me. Satan has been working overtime to edge in condemnation and accusation to my heart so desperately trying to do what God would have me to do.

The moment I heard this song on the CD, it was an instant favorite. As I listened, I was reminded of a word that is so easily thrown around, especially in Christian circles. Each time I have listened to this song since, this one word becomes more and more alive to me and the promise of truth contained within it more powerful.

GRACE
a. the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God
b. the influence or Spirit of God operating in humans to regenerate and strengthen them


My frustrations, my disappointments, my failures and humanness... even the very darkest parts of my being are not too great for Him. He is bigger than my biggest failures. He is greater than the largest things that overwhelm my heart.

In His magnificent greatness, He comes down to the depths of my valley and meets me. Not because He has to, but because He desires and wants... to extend grace. That's just part of who He is.

As my own heart is being daily encouraged and reminded of this truth, I wanted to also remind you of this great promise.

Before you give up, before you quit, before you think you're a hopeless cause... too lost too save...

Remember...

There is nothing you encounter that is greater than HIS grace!



There is Nothing Greater Than Grace
By Point of Grace

Verse 1:
What you do say to someone who feels like they've lost it all
over the edge with no one there to break their fall
And what do say to someone who feels so unloved
giving themselves away a little bit every day just to be good enough
And what do you say to a hopeless soul who can't remember their way home
and everything is out of their control

Chorus:
There is no valley, there is no darkness
there is no sorrow greater than the grace of Jesus.
There is no moment, there is no distance,
there is no heartbreak He can't take you through.
So before you think that you're too lost to save,
Remember there is nothing greater than grace.

Verse 2:
What do you say to someone whose life is on the line
and their unsure what happens after their last breath in time
What do you say to someone whose built a wall you can't break through
its so hard for them to hear the truth

CHORUS

So don't lose hope, don't let go
Don't give up, you are not alone

CHORUS

So before you think that you're too lost to save,
Remember there is nothing greater than grace.



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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful song and beautiful post. The amazing grace of God makes live livable. You are in my prayers continually. Aloha *;)

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  2. I agree with Karelin- beautiful song and post. I love the line: "Before you think you're too lost to save..."
    We just need to remember to go to Jesus; He will bring us back from wherever we may be.
    Prayers for your tough times!

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  3. Beautiful song!! Thank you!

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  4. Beautiful is the word that comes to mind for me too Donnetta. I've been thinking about you so often. I'm sorry I haven't gotten back to you. I think we have found a new "normal" here and I'm ready when you are!!

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  5. If not for his grace, oh I shudder at the thought of where I would be!!! Thank you for sharing your heart and this beautiful song Donnetta.

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