Hello to all my wonderful readers! I’ve been away from the blogging scene too long. So, I thought, what the heck, let’s come back and see what’s happening. As a writer I find it hard to keep my focus on one thing and one thing only. I know, it seems silly to say that. Never having been diagnosed with ADD, I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case.
In my time away from blogging, I’ve been quite busy working on my new book GRACE: What’s so Amazing About It? I thought, it’d be fun to give you a sneak peak at the cover – yes, this is the final cover; which I’m excited about.
I came across a poem I wrote about four years ago as I was thinking about how wonderful God’s Amazing Grace is. We are saved, not by who we are or what we’ve done, we are saved because a God who so desperately loved this world that He gave His one and only Son. It is in this act of humility that we have life and life abundantly full of joy.
As you read this, remember it isn’t what life holds or gives us that should matter, what matters is the Love that was so deliberately poured out upon a cruel cross, so that we may have that life flowing in and through us.
This was written out of a deep wondering of how beautiful God’s death on a cross really was.
J. B. Sisam
Hey everyone! I’m really excited about my new book “GRACE: What’s So Amazing About It?” Here, and no where else, you can find two devotionals from my new book. Download the PDF, print and enjoy.
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J. B. Sisam
Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 and Ephesians 2:8-10
Greetings to you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
There is a song we sing at Life Church called, “Your Grace is Enough.” In this song, it deals with how grace carries us through, and allows us to be strengthened by Christ Jesus. I feel we, as believers, don’t fully understand what Grace truly is. This is why I’ve decided to start studying grace and search the scriptures for what God qualifies as grace.
Grace is not measured out as one would measure flour, however grace in Christ is already measured out in full. Paul makes that clear through Jesus’ words in 2 Corinthians 12:9; “My grace is sufficient (enough) for you.” There is nothing you or I can do to get God’s grace. It is already available for us to have. In other words, it’s by faith we’re saved—through grace! Ephesians 2:8. It is nothing we can do!
God knew ahead of time that we would need grace to make it through life, and, He made it simple for us to attain. Grace is one of the greatest gifts He gave us. We have nothing to boast about.
A simple definition from Webster is as follows… “Grace is the unmerited favor granted to us through sanctification.” When we accept the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross, God grants to us grace. It’s nothing on our own part, but wholly lays on God the Father to give us, the moment we are sanctified (made holy) by the blood of Jesus Christ, grace.
As you go out this week, I pray the grace of Christ Jesus blesses you and allows you to carry on, even if life gets difficult. There is nothing we can do about life’s circumstances; however, we can wholly rely on God’s grace to give us the strength we need to finish our day strong. Remember His grace is sufficient (enough) for you. Now, go in the strength and admonition of the Lord, and may His grace abound in your life.
Blessings in Christ,
J. B. Sisam