to be worthy, fit, or suitable for some reward or requital
The word "deserve" has come up a couple of times lately when someone I know asked if they didn't "deserve" a material item and then again when it was mentioned that they didn't "deserve" to endure what they were going through. It really got me to thinking and I had a conversation with Pappy about it. If I got what I truly deserve, then God wouldn't have sent His One and Only Son to die for my sins because I would be spending eternity in hell. I know that's putting it very bluntly, but it's true. Hell is what I deserve. Do you even know what it does to me to type that? As I pondered on that thought when Pappy and I were talking and again this morning, it just overwhelms me and fills me with a kind of dread that "what if".....
what if God hadn't sent Jesus to die for my sins?
I wouldn't have heaven to look forward to.
So, I want to just take the time to say.....
THANK YOU, Lord for sending Jesus on the cruel cross.....
because I cannot even imagine giving up my daughter, or son-in-law, or our grandchildren.....
or anybody that I hold near and dear to my heart.
And, especially not to save me because I would be wanting to save them!
And, THANK YOU, Jesus.....
for willingly laying down your life for me.....
for us ALL!!!
Breathing in Grace,
P.S. I had a thought as I was writing this.
The person who thinks they are deserving of certain things truly needs prayer. Maybe insecurity and doubts as to their worthiness is why they feel this way. How do I know? Well, I've been in their shoes when it comes to those same doubts and fears!! It took a wake-up call from the Lord to change my "stinkin' thinkin"!!!
Marty always says, Cindy, We don't DESERVE anything.....but hell! Only by His ultimate grace and mercy that we can say....I am heaven bound! Praise God for giving us His Son! Such a wonderful post today and a reminder that without Christ's death on the cross I would not have life in Him today! Hugs and blessings, CindyReplyDelete
Grace and mercy....love those two words.Delete
Thank you, Ms. Sandi.....to God be the glory!Delete
Dear Ms. Deb, I am sitting here with tears in my eyes when I think of where I would be, given what I deserve. Thank you for this beautifully written post, my friend. You are so gracious. xo DiannaReplyDelete
When I really thought about how I could be spending eternity in hell if not for the blood of Jesus.....well it's just too much to even comprehend. Praise His Name!!!Delete
Hi Deb! I used that expression 'stinkin' thinkin'' in my last blog post. We are all guilty of that from time to time. We're human! What a wonderful thing to have a husband to talk things over with on a spiritual level. Such a gift!ReplyDelete
When I think about how God gave up his Son, I think the same things that you do. How would I react if that was my son or daughter? It would just about kill me to see that. How Mary did it, I'll never know. But I am so glad that Jesus took on our sins so we can be with him someday. Such a hugs sacrifice. May I be keep trying to be worthy of his saving grace!
I always think of Joyce Meyer when I hear stinkin thinkin! 😄 It's just awesome what God did for us when He gave us His Son to die for our sins!Delete
Deb, as I was reading your post the words to this song came to my mind.ReplyDelete
"I'll never know how much it cost
To see my sin upon that cross
Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that You're my God
You're altogether lovely
Altogether wonderful to me.
Oh, Ms. Mary, how fitting those lyrics go with this post. Been praying for you and your family, sweet Friend.Delete