Titus 3:5 “HE saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to HIS own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the HOLY SPIRIT…”
HIS Closed Circuit!
When one does the math,Grace still uncomprehending; It surely appears that their efforts are needed.
So it SEEMS to our flesh, even critically “called for”; till HIS finished works look like “unfinished business”.
Thus! Learn the LORD’s math: HIS blood payment — sufficient! Both Faith and good works HE graced us with — as well!
So an unending circle HE calls us to run in till on that last lap we “Cross over!” Amen!
As HIServant running diligently in the lane HE assigned me,
Devotional: Isaiah 55:8 “For MY thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways MY ways,” says the LORD.”
The race we each uniquely run can be seen as an oval track. Yes, there are peaks and valleys for Each of us but the beauty of God‘s sovereign design is that it’s a closed circuit!
Meaning: You’re always in the center of his hands! Yes the prodigal ran and yes we all make mistakes and truly stumble more often than we can count.
But GOD never leaves nor forsakes us and tells us through Paul’s encouragement and exhortation: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Keep running, Beloved! The Finish Line is JUST ahead!!
Amen and amen!