The Father’s Grace

A wife, three children, a grand child, an adopted son, a daughter in law, and a niece whose father passed away when she was one year old are all in my “tribe.” I am there shepherd and they are my flock.

I started selling barbeque and smoothies on weekends, and to be expected it has been a struggle keeping the tribe from eating the product that is for sale. Can you imagine lol?

I tried giving them a speech. I tried giving them fake threats. I tried hiding food. I even took food and snacks and put them in my closet – and still I came up short. Finally, God said, “They can’t help but rely on the father’s grace.”

It is our nature. We can’t help but rely on the Father’s grace. We can’t help ourselves. That’s how we are wired. We were created to rely on God’s grace. If you were to try not to rely on the Grace of God the Father, you would still end up relying on the Father’s grace.

You can’t help yourself. And the Father understands this. He says, “Come boldly before the throne of grace.” He gives grace to the humble. “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” We can’t help but rely on the Father’s grace.

 

 

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The Fire Of God

Whenever I clean the grills on my barbeque pit, sometimes I take them off and soak them in water. Sometimes I use a wire brush. But the most efficient and quickest way to clean them is with fire.

All the grease, all the gunk, all the rust, all the black stuff….The best way to clean it is with fire.

God says we are so filthy that we need to be cleaned with fire.

 

Rev D Barlow

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