Every Saturday, Matt & I try to get together and run through the songs for Sunday’s service. The focus of tomorrow’s service – both the songs and Greg’s message – will be about the grace of God. As we were practicing the songs this morning, I kept thinking about the adjective used to describe grace in – the ESV translates it “varied,” and the NASB uses “manifold.” Synonyms of those words would include: diverse, different, assorted, miscellaneous, and wide-ranging.
I honestly can’t think of a better way to describe the grace of God…it is poured on us & flowing through us in so many different ways! Ways we can’t describe, understand, or even consciously be aware of. Yes, God’s saving grace is truly amazing () – but I can’t even grasp the enormity of God’s sustaining grace that gets me through every waking moment of my existence. If only we could truly latch onto the truth that His grace is sufficient – that it is enough, and that His strength is made perfect in our weakness! ()
I can’t wait to praise God for His “manifold, varied” grace together at HPC! We will be singing a new song called “Your Grace Finds Me” by Matt Redman that truly encompasses the variety of ways God lavishes His grace on us. You can listen to it below, and allow God to prepare your heart to worship our Savior tomorrow morning!
10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: (ESV)
8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (ESV)
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (ESV)