His Grace is Enough

Posted: March 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Story of the day: His Grace is Enough

Pilot William Langewiesche writes in Atlantic Monthly:

In clouds or on black nights, when they cannot see outside, pilots keep their wings level by watching an artificial horizon on the instrument panel. The artificial horizon is a gyroscopically steadied line, which stays level with the earth’s surface.

Langewiesche says that pilots sometimes become confused about what the instruments are telling them. He says:

As turbulence tilts the airplane to the left, the pilots, tilting with it, notice the artificial horizon line dropping to the right. Reacting instinctively to the indication of motion, they sometimes try to raise the line as if it were a wing. The result of such a reversal is murderous. Pilots steer to the left just when they should steer to the right, and then in confusion they steer harder. While cruising calmly inside clouds, I have had student pilots suddenly try to flip the airplane upside down.

The same kind of disorientation can happen when we seek God’s acceptance. When we see how far short we fall of God’s will, we can try harder and harder to be good, hoping that if we become almost perfect, God will accept us. But that’s precisely the opposite of what we need to do. Instead we should trust in God’s grace. [Langewiesche, William. The Turn. Atlantic Monthly, December 1993, 115-22.]

Quote of the day: Chuck Swindoll

“God’s grace says, “I’ve picked up the tab. I’ll take care of everything inside and out. Accept it. Believe it. It’s a declared fact.”

Bible verse of the day: Ephesians 2:8 (NKJV)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for Your grace. Your grace is enough. There is nothing that I can ever do to measure up to Your grace. You give it freely and I am humbled to be Your child, and I am so thankful to You for saving me from myself. I pray for wisdom this day and the grace to endure all that it holds. I love You and I am thankful for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen


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