Transcript of "Finding Grace - For Private Healing And Wholeness"
Finding Grace - For Private Healing And WholenessLet us therefore strategy the throne of grace with boldness, so that we might receive mercy and findgrace to help in time of need. ~Hebrews 4:16 (NRSV).At times we feel such as Gods birthing something large in us, and during these times it can feeloverwhelming - the burden of it. This particular that follows came to me personally, contrarily, all of asudden in a praise service very recently...Salvation as an experience comes to all of us from God - and we to it - for at least 2 reasons, onelinked with our pasts, the other pertaining to our futures.1. Gods saving Us from Our PastsOur sin, guilt and shame had been dealt with on the cross some nearly two thousand years ago -thats the fact that the theory associated with salvation works from. The process we have is to wardtowards depressions and other such affilictions for the weightiness of the baggage we perhaps arestill intermittently carrying from those pre-saved days (or even from the baggage of those sinscommitted since we were saved!).The rubberized hits the road of our experience with salvation when we begin (as well as continue) totrust that God really has dealt with those pasts of ours, and we are truly no longer condemned forthem. God forgives, unconditionally, and so shall we. NObody are we to hold something againstourselves for which God - the creator of the world, and the author of existence - has forgiven us for?Sure, we will continue to work out the effects of these sins in our lives, but lord is making the verybest right now out of them. God understands guilt and shame just hinders our spiritual progress andGod forgives all of us so we can be free to move on with our lives. Love would know no other waythan mercy.The practice of assuaging such guilt or even shame, however, is a journey. We must take the firststep and then the next and so on. Just because it will take years to come to know the completenessof the healing of the nature doesnt mean we shouldnt start it now. Indeed, all of us shouldnt wasteany time.And who really knows when the recovery with suddenly break via in major ways... We are assured intrusting God that it will. And were doing just about all we can to assist that process and not hinder it.We ought to know that healing as a idea is a continual need for us. We all need healing.2. Gods Saving Us into Our FuturesOur plans, dreams, hopes and ambitions are at Gods stead without situation. We cannot advance onthese without Gods engineering situations or otherwise providing us with the capacity or capability ontheir behalf.Sometimes the challenge is around anxiousness. The fact is were probably very anxious to get onwith things, possibly because of our age, stage or some other pressure, and also the sense ofuncertainty that clings. And if things dont move on we can quickly start to run aground in aggravationand then we face the reality of despair, which eventually changes us onto depression.Like the foregoing, we must trust god with complete abandon -- that our only opportunities at real and
uncontrived happiness are dependent on the total submit of our plans, dreams, hopes and ambitionsto lord - again, in believe in.We might ask, "will we really trust the promises of Jeremiah 29:11-14?" Do we trust God to be awarewhat hes doing in terms of our futures?Finding Our individual Measure of GraceGod has trimmed out for us our very own tailor-made outfit of grace accordant to our very exactingneeds. This grace works within an eternal frame; it fits with our pasts, our presents as well as ourfutures. But we will only ever know this grace - and obtain its fullest possible measure - if we proceedboldly, without fear of cost or encumbrance.Gods not holding back; we tend to be.But, then again - without having to be a disclaimer - god knows the compassion we have to take thejourney a step at any given time. God knows we can keep only so much.Many christian believers struggle with the idea that if theyre preserved they must all of a sudden behappy people, re-made or healed perfect in lord. Thats truly the rubbish of Satan talking. Peoplethinking such things dont consider that the house of the lord - the body of Christ - is not only a placewere freed to belong to, but its also a place where were ministered to... Healing being an ongoingprocess under Christ and through the movement of the Holy Spirit within the loved ones that is theChurch.If we now have a Saviour who was characterized in suffering - that endured so much more than weever will - dont we also feel that a key message associated with Gods grace is how in order to nowaccess this custom-made grace for ourselves.Why is our sadness hidden? these are not hidden from God.Surely were to open up to your body - to the trusted souls who are destined to minister the tailor-made grace of lord to us, Gods spirit working through them.Is it the past thats holding us back or the thought of an unkempt future? whatever it is, lets gostrongly to that throne of grace and receive what was predestined for us.Copyright (c) 2010 S. J. Wickham.Jeremiah 29