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Growing By Beholding!

Good Morning, Metro!

Are you beholding Jesus today? Are you tasting and seeing the grace that is yours in Jesus Christ today? Remember, right now, the Holy Spirit is working in you, so that you, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed, from one degree of glory to another! Don't get stuck on what you perceive to be any slowness or stagnancy in growing in your relationship. Instead, behold Him! Think about Him. Pray to Him! Receive from Him! And He will take care of growing you up in your faith! Behold grace, behold Jesus!

I thought I'd remind you of the encouraging words about grace from Paul Tripp. Parents, please click on the link to be encouraged in the grace of God for your role as Moms and Dads. For all of life, behold grace in the face of Jesus Christ!

“Grace will convince you of your unworthiness without ever making you feel unloved.
Grace will make you acknowledge that you cannot earn God’s favor, and it will remove your fear of not
     measuring up to his standards.
Grace will confront you with the fact that you are much less than you thought you were, even as it assures
     you that you can be far more than you had ever imagined.
Grace will put you in your place without ever putting you down.
Grace will enable you to face truths about yourself that you have hesitated to consider, while freeing you
     from being self-consciously introspective.
Grace will confront you with profound weaknesses, and at the same time introduce you to new-found
     strengths.
Grace will tell you what you aren’t, while welcoming you to what you can now be.
Grace will make you as uncomfortable as you have ever been, while offering you more comfort than you
     have ever known.
Grace will drive you to the end of yourself, while it invites you to fresh starts and new beginnings.
Grace will dash your hopes, but never leave you hopeless.
Grace will decimate your kingdom as it introduces you to a better King.
Grace will expose your blindness as it gives you eyes to see.
Grace will make you sadder than you’ve ever been, while it gives you greater cause for celebration than
     you’ve ever known.
Grace enters your life in a moment and will occupy you for eternity.
You simply cannot live a productive life in this broken-down world unless you have a practical grasp of this grace you have been given.”  Taken from Broken Down House, pg 42-43

A Prayer for Parenting by Faith and Grace by Scotty Smith

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