Saturday, December 29, 2018

Devotional for Saturday, December 29, 2018
“You Aren’t Equipped For Life Until…”
by Dona Hake
“You aren’t equipped for life until you realize you aren’t equipped for life. You aren’t equipped for life until you’re in need of grace.
In the moment of realizing your limitations, your shortcomings, you’re inescapable sins, all that you aren’t—-In that moment of surrendered lack, you’re given the gift you’d receive no other way: the gracious hand of an unlimited God. Repentance, turning around, is the only way to be ushered into grace.” 
excerpt from “The Greatest Gift” by Ann Voskamp
God‘s desire is that we live in a place of constant awareness of our need for His grace. He also desires we stay away of how we can do nothing without Him.  Yet with Him we can do the impossible!  But we must always beware… pride will try to pull and tug at our hearts at times. Sometimes it is so subtle that we miss pride’s work and it’s voice. Pride will try to trick us into thinking that we can live without grace. Pride will keep our hearts from living a life of repentance.  Pride will keep us in a place of depending on our own ability.
Oh that we come to the place of seeing His grace as needful as the air we breathe. Oh Lord, Your grace is one of the most  wonderful provisions you have provided for us that we may live this life for You. It will be sufficient for anything we deal with today, and we thank You for that.