Sunday, August 23, 2009

Grace Revealed

Grace seems so simple. Grace-receiving something we don't deserve. We sin, we repent, we are loved. Not a hard concept to grasp. Unless your name is Kasey and you are a little slow at recognizing a good thing when you see it. Reflecting on how God has richly provided for me in the past year only brings me to confusion because I constantly ask myself why? Why does he continue to place wonderful people in my life? Why does he continue to provide for me? Why does he choose to use me for his kingdom work? The fact that I even ask these questions should give me a clue that I've missed the mark, but somehow asking them helped me see the sweet truth behind it all. Today as I walked through mammoth cave thinking out loud with my sweet and patient boyfriend by my side, I realized very quickly that all of my questions led me straight back to the cross. I am almost confident that he could see the light bulb pop over my head when I realized that all I need is JESUS! The more I am provided with, the more I recognize my need for a savior. I have an awesome job, but I can only face the work day when I know the power of the Holy Spirit is working in me to share the love of Christ with my co-workers. My Church family is unbelievable, but they can never love me the way Jesus does. I have a boyfriend who brings a lot of joy to my life and whom I am so thankful for, but even he can not satisfy the thirst I have for fellowship with Jesus Christ. Ultimately, Gods grace is shown to me in helping me recognize how insignificant all other things are compared to him. I am so thankful for this truth and pray there are more light bulbs to come!

I probably haven't shared anything profound that you've never heard before, but thats not the point of my blog. I just want you to take part in the simple truths revealed to me by God as I experience life in the "real world". So thats it for today...thank you Mammoth cave for giving me time away from the world to think and thank you J.R. for inspiring me to blog again :)

Here are some pictures from our adventure today.

I made him pose...he felt really awkward :)

pretty deer hangin' out in the road.

we found a pretty waterfall and you guessed it...self timer!! Of COURSE this was our first try, HAH!


Cheyenne H. said...

"I love to tell the Story for those who know it best, seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest..."

We can never hear enough about our need for our Savior, his love for us, and his amazing grace. When we feel like we have, we're in trouble.

Thanks for sharing. :)

Emily Harrod said...

So, at first glance it looks like the comment above the deer picture is about the deer. I mean, the deer does look a little awkward... ha.

Great post- it's a great thing to remember! I love grace :) And you've been such a blessing to me- I love that God blesses us by making us a blessing to others! Make sense? It's a mouthful.

Wendy said...

Well said Kasey. It's so deep yet so simple at the same time. Thanks for sharing! And I like the pics too!

emily jochim said...

oh kasey! i love you! and i'm glad you are blogging again. and i'm glad you said those things.

and tell jr that picture is precious, not awkward at all! :)

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