Loser’s Guide to God’s Grace 09: What You Get

The Loser's Guide to God's Grace

So if what you get by God’s grace is so much better than the “blessings” we’ve been praying and asking for, what is it? What do we get? I don’t know what you will get, but here’s what I got:

  1. LOVE. Love. Love. Love. It really shouldn’t be any wonder, because 1 John 4 tells us that “God is love.” Love is not an attribute of God’s, and love is not something He does, but Love is Who He Is. It is His very substance and being. When you sit still in God’s presence and ask Him to meet with you, it is love which comes seeping under the door and through the cracks in the caulking and flowing in any other way it can get in until it floods the room and carries you away. LOVE.
    And love that doesn’t end, that every time you think you have…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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3 Responses to Loser’s Guide to God’s Grace 09: What You Get

  1. There is a lot to be said about this post and all of it beautiful.


  2. jamesbradfordpate says:

    I probably identify more with her moody husband, but what she talks about is something I’d like—-maybe not to that extent, but more in that direction (if that makes sense).


  3. It makes sense 🙂


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