Story of the day: God’s Grace Is Enough
Lillie Baltrip is a good bus driver. In fact, according to thee Fort Worth Star-Telegram of June 17, 1988, the Houston school district nominated her for a safe-driving award. Her colleagues even trusted her to drive a busload of them to an awards ceremony for safe drivers. Unfortunately, on the way to the ceremony, Lillie turned a corner too sharply and flipped the bus over, sending herself and sixteen others to the hospital for minor emergency treatment.
Did Lillie, accident free for the whole year, get her award anyway? No. Award committees rarely operate on the principle of grace. How fortunate we are that even when we don’t maintain a spotless life-record, our final reward depends on God’s grace, not on our performance! [Larson, Craig B. 750 Engaging Illustrations. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. 1998. pg.215.]
Quote of the day: Author Unknown
“The source of the Christian’s strength lies in God’s grace, not in exertions of will-power, or in efforts of discipline, or any other self-effort.”
Bible verse of the day: James 4:6 (NIV)
“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Dear Heavenly Father,
Your grace is so sufficient for me and my life. Thank You that everything I do is based upon the Grace that you provide and not the works that I do. I pray that my life is humbled before You each day and that the things that I do bring honor and Glory to Your name. I love You and I am thankful for this day!
In Jesus Name I pray,