Grace in Our Thorns

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Finding Grace in Our Thorns

Submitted: June 10, 2017

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Finding Grace in our thorns perhaps doesn’t make sense in the minds of the world, but as Children of God, we only live in this world, we are not of this world. Christ can take those painful thorns and turn them into something postive, he can use our brokeness and make something beautiful out of it, perhaps that is why sometimes we do not get our prayers answered in the ways we want them to be answered, but really who are we to question God?

Is Grace best realized in our thorns?

Perhaps it is, perhaps it is thorns in our flesh like the crown of thorns on Christ’s head, represented our Saving Grace.

Psalm 130:3-4

3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins,
O Lord, who could stand?

4 But with you there is forgiveness;
therefore you are feared.

In her book Lessons I Learned in the Light Jenifer Rotshcild had this to say about Grace: “Healing can’t be compared to the Grace of God, alive in and art work in our lives. Comfort and stress relief and health and paild bills, can’t even be recored in the same ledger with the power of God surting through our brokeness, want and need and becoming perfect in our weakness.”

Finding Grace in our thorns perhaps doesn’t make sense in the minds of the world, but as Children of God, we only live in this world, we are not of this world. Christ can take those painful thorns and turn them into something postive, he can use our brokeness and make something beautiful out of it, perhaps that is why sometimes we do not get our prayers answered in the ways we want them to be answered, but really who are we to question God?

1 Corinthians 7:23

You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men.

“The grace of Jesus is better than everything. God’s lovingkindness is better than life itself. Don’t settle for a merely adequate and temorary answer to your prayer, when God may be granting the deeper gift of Grace.” Rothschild

Powerful words right? Perhaps it goes with being careful what we pray for, or to put it more aptly, being careful how we pray. There is of course nothing wrong with praying for healing, but sometimes the good Lord answers our prayers in different ways than we expect. There are many who have prayed for healing , but did not receive it, Joni Eacerson Tada went to such renowened faith healers as Katherine Culman but did not receive a physical healing, yet the Lord uses her ministry to touch millions.

Grace in the thorns!

1 Peter 1:18-19

18For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, 19but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

“And sometimes. perahps even most times gracies is best realized in our thorns.” Rothschild

Quotes by Jenifer Rothschild
From Lessons I Learned in the Light

Bible Passages

http://www.biblegateway.com

All Other Michelle R Kidwell

June.17.08

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