The altar of Grace.
“Here I am, God
Arms wide open
Pouring out my life
My heart stands in awe of Your name
Your mighty love stands strong to the end
You will fulfill Your purpose in me
You won’t forsake me, You will be with me…”
(Song by Tasha Cobbs – Gracefully Broken)
This song by Tasha Cobbs really did a thing in me, I listened to it 4 times non-stop because I really felt like something needed to come out of me, that God needed to speak to me through these words… and He did, so clearly and powerfully.
I don’t think we will ever grasp the full meaning of the Grace of God. When I was listening to this song, tears streaming down my face, I pictured myself laying face down at the feet of Jesus, crying and embarrassed to look up at Him, all I could do was hand literal piece of my life.
I started giving Him a piece of childhood that broken and dirty, then a piece that had writing on it of words that family and friends had said to me that I had allowed to take root in my life. I handed another piece of my dreams of hoping to graduate, another piece of my dream to get married even though I was told I would never get married, another piece of my hope to be a mother.
The last broken piece was of what I believe my ministry and calling is, and as I handed that to Him I said to the Lord I am not enough to fulfill this, can He enlarge my thinking, my intellect and take these broken pieces, and do what only He can.
At that moment the blood of Jesus began to flow right over me and my broken pieces, (I know this isn’t a pleasant visual, my apologies for that) and He took each piece and started building things and putting some of the pieces into artwork that had already been done but was just missing the piece I had.
I literally began to see the hand of God move in my life and at that moment I realised it’s the Grace of God alive and active in my life and I didn’t realise it. I had to build an altar of Grace so that I could see the goodness and faithfulness of Him who
The Altar of Grace humbled me, allowing me to see His hand move through my life.
The Altar of Grace repositioned me and my heart to right standing with Christ.
The Altar of Grace refocused my eyes from the temporary to the eternal.
So, here I am, arms wide open, offering God the little that I know and have!