Grace; it embraces all heart and soul with the Divine…words and quotes to soak in!

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Grace; it embraces all heart and soul with the Divine…

“Grace is an energy; not a mere sentiment; not a mere thought of the Almighty; not even a word of the Almighty. It is as real an energy as the energy of electricity. It is a divine energy; it is the energy of the divine affection rolling in plenteousness toward the shores of human need.” -Benjamin Jowett (1817-1893)

“For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” Titus 2:11

“Grace is a certain beginning of glory in us.” -Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)

“For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

“Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. -Eugene Gladstone O’Neill (1888-1953)

“Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues.” -John R. W. Stott (1921- )

“Christ is no Moses, no exactor, no giver of laws, but a giver of grace, a Savior; he is infinite mercy and goodness, freely and bountifully given to us.” -Martin Luther (1483-1546)

“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” -Anne Lamott

“The grace of the spirit comes only from heaven, and lights up the whole bodily presence. – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

“Grace is the love that gives, that loves the unlovely and the unlovable.” -Oswald C. Hoffmann

“I need thy presence every passing hour; What but thy grace can foil the tempter’s power?” -Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847)

He giveth more grace when the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength when the labors increase;
To added affliction he addeth his mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
-Annie Johnson Flint (1862-1932)

“The burden of life is from ourselves, its lightness from the grace of Christ and the love of God.” -William Bernard Ullanthorne (1806-1889)

“God’s Tree”….a worship poem by Linda Willows


God’s Tree

All of heaven reaches your branches;
all of the earth beside your depths,
I pray beside your deep green wonder,
like a child with a heart of new breaking thunder.

The grass beneath is warm and soft,
a nest to hold this wandering guest
that all tender souls might reach to your bend,
and fold into the arms of God’s dear tend.

Oh, keep me near such arms bound and set free;
held close in this fold, wrapped dear in mercy.
The substance of love reaches out as foretold;
my heart is embraced in the grasp of a sweet hold.

Soft Heaven, Pray leave me, here tenderly.
I am sheltered, caressed and held by Love’s own decree,
captive of – no other than Thee.

© 2011 Linda Willows republish 2017