Grace in Ordinary Life

In Heaven, basking in the glorious presence of God’s fullness, we will share the hidden goodness of life’s true virtue and grace. Each one will relate in a myriad of illustrations God’s gift of Grace, each different, but alike, in love unmerited, with glory to Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Search your life and you might find the seeds of what I’m describing, but only in the rough or like a candle light to the brightness of full day. 

Regarding our varying depictions, the setting probably is nothing special or arranged with a crowd, but natural, an ordinary place, though it could be a time of our great need. The contents are not likely to be complex with gadgets, fancy machinery, or this world’s artificial amusements and devices of entertainment. The characters might be few, a friend or two or just you alone in God’s omnipresence. The story wouldn’t necessarily be unique with remarkable acts or amazing feats of daring and courage, but a narrative with a depth of meaning and purpose intertwined with God’s specific unmistakable grace for that moment in space and time for each one of His Children. 

It could be described as the juxtaposition of God’s grace with your specific innermost being as sovereignly ordained; or simply, you at the right time and place of God’s favor. This is the mystery of the ages, “…which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” (Colossians 1:27) He is eternal, invisible, and all glory belongs to Him, therefore, He is magnified in human history. “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13) In Heaven all will be revealed to bring glory to God – this is our purpose. 

When juice is removed from fresh ripe fruit you do not miss or bemoan the seeds, peeling, or core, they are rightly forgotten as you enjoy the juice. This is the sweetness of Heaven in God’s Glory. The lost know nothing, but with the impartation of Holy Spirit, “…we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12) While your still living, seek God through the Holy Spirit and expect more times of refreshing and eternal moments of fellowship in God’s grace in your ordinary life. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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Retired Journeyman
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