Does this Grace Make Me Look Fat?
These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. - Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (HCSB)
Today my pastor said something that knocked the breath out of me like a piercing punch in the gut. He said “How many future generations will die due to spiritual malnourishment because we are living fat on God’s grace?”
As I began to meditate on his words, I began to really examine how many times have I taken advantage of God’s grace. Are we an adult generation living fat on the grace of God, content in our own salvation, obliviously watching the future generations slowly die to spiritual starvation?
We are living in a world of cultural Christianity, where we as Christians are picking and choosing what works for us, while at the same time letting those who come after us, slide down a slippery slope, missing the good news of Christ for the sake of political correctness.
We have an obligation, not to conform, nor to water down the gospel. The gospel is offensive, and convicting, and in a world of compromise, we must no longer take advantage of the free gift of salvation. It is up to us sisters, to live out the gospel, to tell the world of the good news of Jesus, and raise a generation who loves Him.
God please forgive me anytime I have taken advantage of your mercy and grace. Please give me a conviction and a passion for the future generations. Send those in my path to whom I can share your love, and above all, may you be forever glorified. In Your name I pray. Amen
Make Psalm 26:2 your prayer this week. Continue to examine your heart and the immense gift that is grace.
Begin to pray that God wound send someone into your path that you can love and mentor.