Grace upon grace is what our Father God so generously pours over each one of us. Grace, the undeserved favor of God. We fall short miserably on a daily basis and yet the grace of God is unending, unwavering, unconditional.
You know something? It might be hard to believe, but it was only within the last several years that I truly believed the promises of God were for me. You see, I’ve been a believer of Jesus Christ all my life. I’ve grown up in a good, loving, Christian home. I would act as an intercessor and pray for you, my family, my friends and believe with my whole heart the Lord would fulfill His promises in and through you, but I didn’t believe I was worthy. It was only through my journey with breast cancer that our loving God proved to me in the biggest of ways that I was not only worthy, but that I was who He penned, declared, and breathed the promises of a hope, a life, and a future for.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
His healing hands performed miracle after miracle in and through my body. No chemo, no radiation, six surgeries in ten months and His work was done.
I am more dangerous to the enemy now, because I believe His promises for me too.
The cover picture is of our youngest son Travis. He turned 19 today and while this was taken many years ago at Celebration Church it is one of my greatest treasures and reminds me of another true promise of God.
“Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)
People can be judgmental. They can sit from the sidelines or from the comfort of their living rooms trolling social media and slam their gavel of judgment. Thankfully our God is not like that, sitting on His Holy and Heavenly Thrown of grace shooting fiery darts of judgment. No, not our loving and almighty Father. He continues to train us up in the way we should go so we will never depart from it.
Just as Jesus took His finger and drew a line in the sand that day I challenge you to reflect on who you may have judged. The story reads something like this…
“They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.
When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?”
“No, Lord,” she said.
And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.” John 8:7-11 (NLT)
My husband and I believe the prayers we’ve prayed over each one of our children are already answered. It may not look like the end result yet, but we will do as our Father does and pour grace upon grace, love and continue to believe. I believe in the promises of God not just for me, but for you too.
Is there something difficult you’re walking through? Are you facing the biggest health crisis of your life? Are you suffering in your job or with your finances? Is your deepest prayer for a restored relationship? Whatever you’re walking through trust and believe Jesus is the answer. How do I know? Because I’m living proof.
We love y’all,
Missy and Mark Williams
In response to The Daily Prompt – Believe
Photo credit: Missy Williams
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