The Faith ~ Grace Journey

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

Sometimes we just try too hard to do it right in this life ~ to make the mark and to succeed before God. God says we don’t have to do that! It’s not about the good we do or the bad we don’t do! We don’t have to try so hard because it isn’t about us and how good or bad we’ve been, but rather how can we glorify God in our living “now” before Him! “Living For Him is evidence of our “Faith in Him”! It’s about His grace covering us when we don’t. Has His forgiveness made a difference in your life? Have you met Him at the cross, where mercy and justice meet? Have you taken care of that crucial request and that awesome opportunity for the good of your own soul? Have you believed His words and accepted His Salvation plan for your life? That’s your beginning! From there it’s a journey onward; the ‘journey’ into spiritual maturity of renewed heart and mind only begin at the moment of salvation! It’s not an instant growth pattern and it’s not the same for everyone. It takes time for the baggage to drop and Growth to happen and God’s grace is there to cover the slip ups, the baggage that we hang on to and the missed marks that we don’t have to strive for. We can never make up for all of those and He knows that! Our success is measured not by what we do or don’t do, but by allowing God’s grace to cover the faults as we persevere in this
“Faith” / “Grace” journey … Even when… Even if… Even though… ♥ ♥ ♥

Ephesians 2:8-9

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

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Little Faith, Big Faith

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

What impossibility hangs heavy over you today? Oh we all have our storms that rage and our mountains that we see way off in the distance as we try to muster courage to face them. We can live in doubt, fear or perhaps denial but sooner or later we reach them or they catch up with us and we know that now is the time that we must begin our steep accent or our walk on the water. You can do it, but not alone. If you go it alone, you set yourself up for mishap and misfortune and we’ve all been there at some point to know it’s not worth it! Yet, we forget who God really is in these crucial moments and like Peter walking on the water, we become fearful and take our eyes off of Christ! We look away from Him, into the impossibilities of the challenge that we face and so we begin to sink. As Peter was going down, he cried out to the Lord in Matthew 13:30, “Lord, save me! The Lord answered him in 31, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” Then He took his hand and caught him.

Your storm might seem impossible, but God is faithful and you can trust Him to catch you. You can trust Him to get you through. I don’t know what you face today but stay focused on Christ, climbing the mountain! Remain calm, with eyes on Him, while walking on the water!

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Let It Go

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So let’s embrace “Surrender” today. You know, you’ve been holding back and you’ve held on too tightly for too long but you know there’s a certain, sweet peace in letting it go, and in giving it over to the Sovereign God in control of it all. But you just can’t do it! You can’t let go of that control that you think you have ~ and yet deep down you know you have no control ~ no control at all! The more you try the worse it gets.

Those worries, fears, concerns, secret things that lie tucked away in the deep compartments of your soul ~ all those unforgiven moments that gnaw daily through the comfort zone of your life, chewing a hole through your heart and mind leaving you bitter and very uneasy prove you have no control over the issues. Your control has only left you feeling helpless, empty and alone. Today, surrender it ~ hold it out, and let it go with the wind! Blow it towards Heaven ~ towards God and let Him have it once and for all. He cares ~ He really does. He desires our complete and full out surrender not our half – hearted attempts of trusting Him. So for the big or the small ~ simply trust ~ give it over and exchange it for God’s peace and a sweet peace of mind.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

John 14:27
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

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Courage Or Fear?

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days


Hey heart! Just trust God for the outcome of whatever it is that has you tied in knots today. It could be relationships, finances, health, family, that next huge hurdle or that looming mountain to climb! Maybe you find yourself in the valley of lowest of lows today and to pull up those socks to get moving is just too much and takes too much effort!! Going back to bed sounds so easy and is so much easier than facing the day. Well, beautiful soul ~ Know that God has you in the palm of His hand and is working it out and even though you don’t see it or feel, just believe it and find your peace in that thought. Don’t expect too much of yourself today but try just a step forward ~ that’s all ~ just a step ~ just a small one, with your hand firmly grasping the Lord’s hand and your heart focused on His grace for you! He’ll sustain you and keep you even during the difficult moments of today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year. Focus on Christ not your problem, not the storm, and watch for His miracles to unfold.

Philippians 4:13
“I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.”

Matthew 14: 25 – 33

“Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

“Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

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