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Stella dhinakaran

Grace without limits

Sis. Stella Dhinakaran
25 Nov
God’s Word encourages us to forget the past and look forward and press on to reach the end of the race to receive the heavenly prize (Philippians 3:13-14).  However, most of the times, our past mistakes become the prime focus thereby causing us to lose sight of the future blessings. Our shortcomings keep pounding our heart and we lose our peace.   Nevertheless, the Bible expounds God’s nature beautifully as, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy” (Psalm 103:8). To explain this, let me present a young man before you who made $10 million mistake in a company and was forgiven by his boss graciously!
 
Organizational consultants Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus suggest that “Institutions can be designed to reward admissions of mistakes as part of the organizational culture, rather than, as now, making it uncomfortable for people to own up.”  To demonstrate the point, they share a story of Tom Watson, Senior Founder and leader of a particular technology giant for over forty years. Watson became the object of business leadership legend by his purported handling of a promising young executive who lost the company over $10 million in a risky venture. When Watson called the nervous executive into his office, the young man blurted out, ‘I guess you want my resignation?’  Watson replied, ‘You can’t be serious. We’ve just spent $10 million educating you!’
If a worldly boss was gracious enough to consider the loss of $10 million as an investment into educating a man, don't you realize that the Father in heaven has paid the highest price, the life of the Son of God, to teach you about His love and grace?  Yes, God has designed the model of His Kingdom upon principles of grace and mercy so that you would own up your mistakes, learn from them, and move on stronger in grace.  “He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy” (Proverbs 28:13).  For, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).  So, come boldly before His throne of grace and grow from glory to glory.
Prayer:
Dear Father, thank You for sending Your precious darling Son Jesus Christ to die for my sins.  I praise You for I am forgiven in Christ. Thank You for Your grace that boggles my mind.  Even now, I come to You for a cleansing depending on Your mercy.  Help me to grow in godly intentions and attitudes.  Sanctify me each passing day.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
 

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