THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Ellis and his son were out fishing in the lake.
They had been there all day, and had never gotten even a bite!
They saw a friend coming across the lake in his boat.
This friend had plenty of fish!
Ellis asked him how he caught those fish.
The friend replied, "You must go out to where the water tastes good and fresh."
Immediately, Ellis started the motor and headed out deeper into the lake.
He told his son to get some water in the bucket and taste it.
His son said, "It's not fresh yet Dad."
They repeated that procedure several times.
Finally, Ellis said, "Try one more time son. Taste the water from the bucket and see if it is fresh."
His son replied, "I can't Dad. There's no more water IN the bucket!"
21 Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
God's grace is plentifully poured out to His children.
And His grace is always poured out with the love of His heart.
He not only puts grace-gifts into our hands, He also gently holds our hands as He presses gifts into them!
God's grace, to His children, is truly "marvelous lovingkindness!"
The avenue of His grace never stops flowing from God's heart to ours!
It is a continual stream of love.
We can do nothing to earn this grace, neither are we deserving of it.
But God is constantly pouring from His pitcher of love upon those who have surrendered to Christ!
At times we may feel that we are trapped in the "strong city" of this cold-hearted world.
At times we may feel that we are separated from true love and kindness.
But God and His grace are as close as our next breathing prayer!
Born again Christians can genuinely "love the LORD."
They are made "partakers of the divine nature" (2Peter 1:4) through surrender to Christ.
Thus, they have the internal and eternal desire to "love" Him Who has "first loved" them (1John 4:19).
It remains to us then, who are Christians, to be "faithful" and "of good courage."
After all, our "hope" is in the LORD, and not in this present world.
This world is only the place where our temporary "earthly tabernacle" resides!
And none can separate us from our eternal citizenship in Christ's glory!
Remember, the fountain of God's grace is a continual flow!
And it is such a powerful waterfall as to never be stopped!
Don't drink from the old bucket, go get a fresh one!
Pray then, seek His face.
And you shall find His grace.