dear preacher

Posted: August 1st, 2012 | Filed under: life | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Dear Preacher,

Did you teach them well? Did the shepherd teach the sheep where to eat? Let them bring the food to you, now. You know your fruit when it can be served back to you and sustain you when you’re too weak to gather it yourself.

It’s a lie when they say that everything you have done is tainted by your sin and useless. God uses the useless. You were useless, you just didn’t know it. Now you do. Now, because of grace you’re perfect for use.

Failure is designed to destroy you. God will use it to transform you.

He says, “You shall have no other god’s before me.” And He makes sure that you won’t. It’s an act of mercy, not of judgment. He wants all of you, so He ruins everything that takes you away from Him. He scrambles what you thought you had figured out. All but grace. Until all that’s left is grace.

Rest now. Strain your ears for the still, small Voice that says, “Don’t let your faith fail.”





4 Comments on “dear preacher”

  1. 1 Jacque @MercyFoundMe said at 1:06 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Giving thanks that I wasn't destroyed but transformed, by the power of His mercy and grace…beautiful! Have a blessed day!
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  2. 2 serenawoods said at 8:14 am on August 3rd, 2012:

    Thanks, Jacque. 🙂

  3. 3 Mandy Scarr said at 8:46 pm on August 1st, 2012:

    Beautiful! I needed to read this tonight! I cling to His grace…
    Thank you!
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  4. 4 serenawoods said at 8:14 am on August 3rd, 2012:

    Thank you, Mandy. 🙂

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