Amazing Grace. Extravagant Love. Intimate Friendship.

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen!” (2 Corinthians 13:14).

wisemen bring three giftsI love the way the Message Bible puts this – “The amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit, be with all of you.”

Amazing Grace. Extravagant Love. Intimate Friendship.

These are the three great gifts already provided to each and every one of us who long to be reconnected in a meaningful and lasting way with the Almighty.

  • Amazing Grace. Did you know that God wants to astound you with his empowering presence? He wants to show you that you can trust Him in all things and at all times. His grace is sufficient. The power of Christ at work in and through your life is all you need to be saved, and fully satisfied.
  • Extravagant Love. “How great the Father’s love for us; how vast beyond all measure! That He would send His only Son…to make a wretch His treasure!” (Old Irish Hymn) God’s love for you is great and excessive; such that you could never plumb the depths nor reach the heights, nor could you span the width, nor reach the length of it. In one simple and perfect word – His love is extravagant.
  • Intimate Friendship. This type of friendship goes far beyond the superficial veneer of social acquaintances, and even bypasses the richer fare of personal relationships. This is intimate friendship – the rarest and deepest of all kinds.   

Amazing Grace. Extravagant Love. Intimate Friendship.

These three great gifts are ours in Christ. But perhaps you may not be experiencing these things at all; or to any real measure. Yet God has provided us with a very practical way that will insure our full experience of all He has for us.

Are you ready for this – it’s so simple. In fact, it is so simple you may be inclined to dismiss it. But don’t! If you will trust what I am telling you and start purposefully practicing these three practical things, your heart will expand and God will approach in His fullness.

Here is what I want you to do……

Dang! I just ran out of space; I guess I’ll have to tell you what they are tomorrow!

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