A Voice in the
Re: Abundant Grace
It is a mighty manifestation of God's grace indeed, when it can live, and act, and conquer in such hearts as ours when in defiance of an evil nature and an evil world and all the force and subtlety of Satan, a weak worm is still upheld...a small spark is preserved through storms and floods....
Our holiness does not consist in great attainments, but in... humiliation of heart, poverty of spirit...and dependence upon Him alone for all we need. --John Newton
For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwells no good thing. For to will is present with me, but how to perform that which is good I do not find...O wretched Man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Rom7:18,24-25)
And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who strengthened me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry--the one who before was a blasphemer and a persecutor and insolent. But I obtained mercy, because being ignorant, I did it in unbelief. And the grace of our Lord was exceedingly abundant, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. (1Tim1:12-14) (VW)