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Amazing Grace

  • Yes, all of you clothe yourselves with humility, to subject yourselves to one another; for 'God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.' Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time, casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5 WEB

    A friend of mine stopped by my house one day and asked me to ride to town with him. We played music together on the weekends, he was a drummer, and I played bass guitar. To be honest, I was not much of a believer at the time, but he would tell me about Jesus and the Holy Spirit and invite me to church with him, all while smoking a joint. He was an humble person and never looked down on anyone, but my did he love the drugs. He often grew his own. Though I didn't really care for drugs, or hearing about Jesus at the time, I rode with him to town because he was my friend.

    He drove an old mid 70s Camaro with missing hubcaps, the exhaust pipes dragged under it when you hit a bump, and it was hand painted using a brush and a roller with a dark blue house paint. There was a knife stabbed in the dash with an FM converter hanging from it by a shoestring. I guess it would have taken him too long to mount it under the dash. His driver's license had been suspended, he had no insurance, and an illegal tag. Yea, those were the days of young and dumb...

    When we started back home and reached the outskirts of Conway, we ran into the biggest pack of police cars that I had ever seen. There must have been at least eight state troopers parked on the sides of the road and they were just setting up a road check. As we approached, a policeman started walking out into the road to stop us, and my heart began to sink. I knew that my friend here was going to jail for a long time, and I could see a big bag of pot sticking out from under my floor mat as well. This was going to be very hard to explain.

    We were the first car that arrived at the road check, and man had they hit the jackpot. We got about 50 feet away and began applying the brakes to stop, when suddenly the policeman waved us on through, then stopped the car directly behind us. It was like a moment right out of Star Wars: 'These are not the ones that we are looking for' when really, we were exactly what they were looking for. We drove on home uneventfully and in awe.

    I could hardly believe it. I talked with my friend and his motto was 'Never judge anyone.' He took judge not and you shall not be judged literally (Luke 6:37). It certainly seemed to work for him for he had great grace on his life. In fact, he later painted that on the gas tank of his motorcycle: 'Great Grace.'

    Grace is the unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor of God. Even though I was not really a believer at the time, I learned that having a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus is priceless, anytime, anywhere. I am not saying that any of this was right, most of it was certainly wrong, and I was just a passenger. I don't do drugs and my car is insured. I am just telling you what happened. That brother loved God dearly, served God just as he was, where he was, and God took care of him. Love covers a multitude of sins. The moral of the story is this: 'You don't have to perfect to have a relationship with Jesus.'

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me for ever looking down on others and spare me from the seeds that my words have planted. Let me learn to walk in Your grace and mercy right where I am, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those interested in capturing or viewing photos of God's creation, here is this week's theme message from Creation Photographers: Happy Labor Day to those of you that celebrate or at least enjoy the day off - 1 Thessalonians 1:3 "constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father," Our fun theme for the week will be "Labors in Love" and is as always, open for interpretation so let's get creative!! Please do post anything else that inspires you as well! This Labor Day (& EVERYDAY), may the Lord's presence Refresh, Renew, & Restore you!!! God bless!Here is the link to participate in this group: Creation Photographers group


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton It is Amazing Grace!!!!Praise the Lord, Hallelujah!!! Thank you!
Sep 4
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for this message..... it was excatly what I needed today. Praise the Lord....Hallelujah!
Sep 6
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Sep 4
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Sep 4
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! I know this guy and the truth is he still loves God!

Sep 4
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

God's Grace has certainly kept me these 66.10 years. Thank you Father, Thank you Holy Spirit, Thank you Jesus. Amen

Sep 4
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen

Sep 4
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Wow that is a incredible experience I too would have been really worried about being at the wrong place at the right time. Love does cover a multitude of sins, Thank You Lord Jesus for your Amazing Grace! Amen!

Sep 4
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Wow!! A powerful and unique testimony of grace and humility. Thanks Brother Dion!

Sep 4
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me for ever looking down on others and spare me from the seeds that my words have planted. Let me learn to walk in Your grace and mercy right where I am, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Yes please!! Amen Thank you

Sep 4
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Wow. 

God have grace and mercy on my family. Find favor with us. Amen. 

Sep 4
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thak you God for your Amazing Grace,Amen.

Sep 4
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

Sep 4
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Wow praise to god

Sep 4
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

AMEN!  BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.............SAVED!!! BY THE GRACE OF GOD. 

 

Sep 4
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Bill Digiglio
Bill Digiglio

Amen!! The Lord knows i am far from perfect and will never be perfect no matter how hard i try I always slip up. There was only one that was perfect!!

Sep 4
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, even though I'm a constant sinner You always protect me. Thank You Father for  all Your blessings. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Sep 4
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Very timely message for this sinner to hear! Thanks, as always, Pastor Dion!

Sep 4
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Sep 4

Amen and Amen! Praise the LORD most high, for He looks at the heart! What a powerful message!!! Oh, how I love the song "Amazing Grace"! Thank you Pastor Dion!

Sep 4
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 4
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Molly Miller
Molly Milleredited: Sep 4

Yes, we are all in the same boat!!!!  Because of grace, we are all  forgiven.... No one is better than anyone else!

Please guide me... Teach me.... Let Your Wisdom rest with me.  Forgive me and lead me home when You call me back to You.

Amen in Jesus' name.

Sep 4
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John Lawrence Fajardo
John Lawrence Fajardo

Because of His grace we are saved!

Sep 5
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Lord have mercy.

Sep 5
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

Thank you for this message! 

Sep 6