He did this to present her to Himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.
~Ephesians 5:27, NLT
I am not the man I ought to be, I am not the man I wish to be or hope to be but by the grace of God, I am not the man I use to be.
Lettie Cowman tells the story of the little boy who tried to make himself a toy boat. He worked on his project all day long but at the end of the day, his boat barely resembled a boat, it was a mess, incomplete, unfinished and certainly not sea worthy. In frustration and despair he left his boat on the kitchen table and went to bed. When his father came home that night he saw his son’s boat. Before retiring, he took the boat to his workshop and finished it. Then he put the boat back on the table. When the boy got up the next morning, there was a perfect boat. It was completely finished and ready for water.
My life is a mess, kind of like the boys boat. I’m rough around the edges to say the least. I am incomplete and no where near perfection. Like the boy I will lay down and go to sleep one of these days and when I wake up, I’m going to see a glorified Jack without spot or blemish. The grace of God is going to make this happen.
Sorry Grace Point readers; it has been a busy week and once again, I used a sermon Illustration for my blog. I do like the story of the boy and his boat.
According to Todd Starnes, the LBTGA is pressuring Hall Mark to put gay scenes in their Christmas movies. Evil never relents; it never takes a day off.