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Friday, August 26, 2011

Paybacks



Have you ever found yourself on the receiving end of spectacular? There are times when a mere ‘thank you’ doesn’t cut it on the gratitude scale.

Last year God gave me life. He spared me vicious side effects of cancer and made me healthy in record time. The very breaths I breathe are evidence of His grace. All I want to do is give God a giant payback. In response to His saving miracle in my life, my heart cries, “Use me to change the world for You.”

All I want is to pay back God. Thus, I wrestle with grace.

Grace is life freely given by the innocent sacrificially shed blood of My Savior, Jesus.

No, friends, thank you isn’t enough.

For it is by grace my lungs inflate. And it is by grace my soul expands.

It is grace that causes my soul to sing no matter how small my role in life.

Grace—freely given—humbly accepted.

Paybacks not required.

Bless the LORD, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Psalm 103:1