7.01.2012

His Bottomless Cup




All that passing laws against sin did 
was produce more lawbreakers. 
But sin didn't, and doesn't, 
have a chance in competition with 
the aggressive forgiveness 
we call grace. 
When it's sin versus grace, 
grace wins hands down. 
All sin can do is threaten us with death, 
and that's the end of it. 

Grace, because God 
is putting everything together again 
through the Messiah, 
invites us into life—
a life that goes on and on and on, 
world without end.

Romans 5:20-21 (The Message)



This morning as I sat on the back patio watching the sun's ascent 
and the frenzied feeding behaviors of the birds at the feeder, 
I glanced over at my morning cup of coffee.
 Noticing that it was almost gone, 
I pondered the verse above and smiled sweet inside, 
warm at the thought of it
 (knowing that last sip was certainly cool by now). 
Unlike my cup of coffee, His grace never runs out.
My grace cup is overflowing  because of Him.
Never-ending grace, that goes on and on without end.
Refill?
No problem!
Rejoice in this:
Grace wins hands down.
You are welcome to His Bottomless cup! 
Praise Jesus.


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16 comments:

  1. Great analogy for grace, it's never ending. Nice to visit here. Happy Sunday.

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  2. What an amazing passage and I love your thoughts too.

    Praise God for His great love towards us, it's always there.

    Blessings to you on the Lord's Day!

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  3. The grace of God is so amazing. When I think about it sometimes I just can't wrap my mind around His love for us.

    Have a blessed Sunday,
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  4. I needed this- this morning. Beautiful Dawn!

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  5. Perfection! I am basking in bloglove this morning! Thank you again!

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  6. And how good He is to let us run out of ourselves, though it can be extremely painful, to find His everlasting and overflowing grace.

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  7. Wonderful message I love the message Bible I have several translation bibles when I study and I always go back to that one allot. I found your page through my dear sister Desnise...have a blessed day

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  8. Dawn, such a lovely reflection to start my day! Thanks so much.

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  9. Ooh, I wish I had read that early this morning...it would've been a great addition to my morning devotions and cup of tea. But I am savoring it now in the quiet of this Sunday afternoon. Thank you for always having a way to inspire me any day of the week!

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  10. Good thinking/sharing process. Made ME think, and that's a good thing.

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  11. The serenity in your photo reinforces the truth of the words you have shared.

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  12. It's so comforting to know that He never runs out!

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  13. Thank you. I am enjoying my morning cup of coffee as I read this. His grace overflows.

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  14. Praise God for grace... thanks for sharing

    http://www.believethepromise.com

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  15. . . . because God is putting everything together again . . .

    All in process. Love visiting here and listening to the waves. Have a wonderful week.

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  16. The Scripture and a Snapshot community has a new home. I'd love to have you link up! http://devotionmama.com

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