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There are a lot of unknowns in this life. And when the hypotheticals and the “what-ifs” start swirling through my brain (read: attacking with the vengeance of a thousand Trojan fighters), this truth is put on repeat: “We don’t have grace for that yet.” God gives grace, sufficient, beautiful, breathtaking grace, for right now. This moment. Today. We don’t have grace for hypotheticals, because God doesn’t live in the realm of what-ifs. But, because He changes not, He will give the grace necessary for us to survive all the days He leads us into. When the what-ifs become reality or when the curveballs come, the grace we need to follow Christ also comes. Yes, there are a lot of unknowns in this life. And all of them are fully known by the grace-giving, covenant-keeping God who fully knows us and provides everything we need for every circumstance He ordains for His highest glory and our deepest joy. Because of the cross, we can now rest and rejoice in the middle of unknowns. We don’t have grace for those yet, but we have Him, and He will hold us fast. ❤️
“My hope lives not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died; my trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, He is my righteousness. My faith rests not upon what I am, or shall be, or feel, or know, but in what Christ is, in what He has done, and in what He is now doing for me.” -Charles Spurgeon

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Monday Morning Munch No. 96 – Do you have eyes that see…

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Repeat after me:

It’s not my circumstances that are the problem, it’s the way I view them.

This repetition is continual practice for me as the last couple of months have proven that I’m still looking at things from my perspective, not through the lens of the Gospel.

So I started asking myself some questions. There are so many more we could ask ourselves, and maybe you have some more to add that can help us continue to shape a Gospel-oriented mindset? If so, I would l o v e to hear them.

DO YOU HAVE EYES THAT SEE…

  • The Lord as the only source of goodness (Psalm 16:1)?
  • God’s incomparable holiness (Isaiah 40:28, 25)?
  • God’s demand for your holiness (1 Peter 1:14-16, 1 John 2:5b-6)?
  • That by serving the “least of these” you are serving Christ (Matthew 29:40)?
  • Sin as exceedingly sinful (Romans 7:13)?
  • That God created you as His masterpiece (Ephesians 2:10, Psalm 139)?
  • God’s grace as sufficient for every single thing you face in life (2 Corinthians 12:9)?
  • Beauty in the ashes (Isaiah 61:3)?
  • God’s strength in your weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)?
  • Death as life (Luke 9:23-25)?
  • The Bible as the only way to purity and life (Psalm 119:9, 50)?
  • Your heart as desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9)?
  • You desperate need for Christ’s atoning sacrifice (2 Corinthians 5:21)?
  • Your help comes only from the Lord (Isaiah 41:13)?
  • That it pleased God to crush His spotless Son for you (Isaiah 53:10)?
  • God’s flawless sovereignty, love, justice and mercy even in the hardships, trials and terrible situations and circumstances of this life (Romans 8:28)?
  • Everything as a tool in the hands of a loving Father to shape you more and more into the image of Christ (Ephesians 4:13, 2 Corinthians 3:17-18)?

2 comments on “Monday Morning Munch No. 96 – Do you have eyes that see…

  1. Robin says:

    That we have the power and responsibility to choose our thoughts (Phil 4:8)

    And that we must be careful who, or what we allow to speak into our lives (Psalm 1:1-2)
    I believe this includes music and entertainment…does it glorify what God calls sin? If yes, we should not partake. As Mark Hall of Casting Crowns said,… “why would I want to listen to music that draws me back to the life Christ died to save me from?”

    1. Love this! Thank you for adding those, especially the last one. SO important and so underestimated for the believer. Are we consuming things (music, movies, books, food, conversations, etc.) that promote holiness or detract from it? Thank you, Robin!

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