Wig’s Word of God Today 2-5-2013
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The “peaceful fruit of righteousness” is lived by the grace God bestows.
At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it. Hebrews 12:11
And they ridiculed him. Mark 5:40a
Hebrews 12:1-12, Psalm 22 & Mark 5:21-43
A life of Christ is expressed to us in the faith of men and women of the Old Testament orchestrated by the Architect Himself; Christ. “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Leader and Perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2b Jesus endured the Cross of Sin for all mankind providing us the courage and discipline to accomplish all through He Who strengthens us allowing us to receive and enjoy the graces promised of faith, hope and love in Eternal Life.
A feeling we should never be ashamed of even in the midst of ridicule and torment as Christ did living up to the Cross we must endure to finish the race eclipsed by His grace. Although Jesus was being ridiculed by the people who thought He could not raise the dead He showered His grace upon the girl and her family as the Father’s love of humanity. While we may never be deserving of God’s gift of grace, it comes from the Truth of God, which is love.
In the midst of unbelief, we must allow those around us to experience God’s grace in a life free of sin for sin will prevent us from receiving His grace in our defiance but we will never stop God from giving grace that resides in our souls. God Himself desires an intimacy with each of us much like a lover who gives themselves more freely to accomplish a closer union undefiled by sin but sealed in totality by God’s grace of Truth. The “peaceful fruit of righteousness” is lived by the grace God bestowed “to those who are trained by it.” Practice, Pray and Preach. Amen.
We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to discipline ourselves in Your Truth to live in a grace of You. Prayers of thanks for Deacon George LaBelle. Praying for the Emmaus Team of South Carolina and Harvard IL. Praying for Kairos Prison Ministry. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. We pray for Greg Bishop’s healing. LORD, we will follow and live for Your grace always. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
Yours in Christ,
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†
God’s Reward of Grace Makes You a Winner– Heb. 12:1-12 For Deacon LaBelle
They were surrounded
Men and women
Old Testament town
Asked to rid every burden
Throw away every sin
What clings to us
Provides nothing to win
Persevere in running
Complete life’s race
Eyes fixed 0n Jesus
Leader and Perfecter of grace
Faith He showed in patience
Enduring the Cross for all
Despising shame to be seated
On the Throne of God so tall
He has taken His Seat at His right
Enduring the opposition from sinners
Grow not weary of heart in your struggle
Not resisting to blood any thinner
God’s Reward of Grace Makes You a Winner
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins February 5, 2013 @ 5:07 AM EST