“Harlotry and wine and new wine take away the heart and the mind and the spiritual understanding.”
Hosea 4:11 (AMP)
Grace, what have you done? Because if grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking. And how sweet the sound! How high, how long, how wide. Your grace is enough.
All true statements. However.
Though His grace never runs dry, ours does – our daily graces, that is. The daily moments of knowing Him.
Our recognition of Him. Our continual acquaintance with Him. Our appreciation of Him. Our willingness to give heed to Him, and our deep desire to forever cherish Him. (Hosea 2:20 AMP)
Daily graces are gazes and glimpses of Heaven. They’re available every day.
Some days we see them. Some days we don’t. We’re human and we’ve fallen; stubborn sons and daughters sucked into the quicksand of sin.
Ultimately, where sin abounds, grace abounds. A Christian’s righteousness and right standing was bought by beautiful blood she did not earn and cannot lose. But sins of the flesh will cost her heart, her mind, and her spiritual understanding.
Sin will blind her spiritual eyes from sparkling freely; from finding Heavenly love letters strewn along the way throughout her day. It will welcome shame to clothe her; disguising her from herself as she leers behind sheers of fear. Suddenly, her cross gains weight and His cross loses value. And as she trades His stability and faithfulness for the shaky bridge of willpower, she loses love.
But His love never loses, and His grace supplies ours. Daily.
She returns to the Word to renew her mind and to restart her heart.
Because to know herself, is to first know Him.