Monday, 10 October 2016

Gracious God Above

Hello All,
We need God’s grace in the trials we face in the race of life.
It is by the grace of God that we who trust in Christ are saved from God’s judgment for our sins.
Eternal bliss awaits us but before we get there, we need God’s daily grace to face the challenges of life.

Gracious God Above
By Joanne Liaw Sook Ling (6 September 2016)
Dedicated to a dear friend for putting words into tune.

Gracious God above, grant me grace
Grant me grace in the trials I face
Grant me peace when I’m ill at ease
In You alone I find release

Gracious God above, grant me grace
Grant me grace as I run this race
Grant me joy despite endless toils
Storing riches that do not spoil

Gracious God above, grant me grace
Grant me grace to walk in good pace
Grant me love from heav’n above
Help me love with Your love

Points for Reflection:
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
(1 Peter 5:10 ESV)
·         Are you depending on God’s grace or your own strength as you face the trials of life?
·         Do the trials of life seem to last forever? Take heart for they only last for a little while. Hope in the future glory that you have in Christ.
·         Do you find it difficult to love people who seem unlovable? God loved us while we were yet sinners and unlovable rebels. He loved us even though we rejected His loving rule over our lives. Ask God to help you love those unlovable people.
·         Let us rely not on our finite strength but on God’s infinite grace and mercy as we sojourn the rough and rocky roads of this life. Let us love others with the love of Christ.