Guided in Grace

As one might expect

image by Jack Brauer

image by Jack Brauer

conflict did arise,

over what was right

before God’s own eyes.

So they sought the Word,

wisdom of the wise.

Listened to leaders,

followed compromise.

Though the law was good,

God’s grace, much greater.

Priorities set,

no issues later.

No food for idols,

nor sexual sin.

Don’t eat strangled meat.

Nor with blood still in.

The list of the guidelines,

was received by all.

Dependent on grace,

to answer God’s call.

Gentile believers,

accepted with joy,

clarification;

the truth to employ.

(Responding to Acts 15:1-35)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that the purpose of Your laws and precepts was to draw Your people closer unto Yourself – in purity and with purpose.  Thank You that You still seek us out for the very same reason, as each of us were created to be in relationship with You, our Creator.  Forgive us for trying to follow the letter of the law in our own strength, or for somehow trying to do or be enough.  Thank You that in You, we are equipped and empowered to do Your will and walk in Your way.  Thank You that because we are Your workmanship, created in Your likeness, we are enough in You.  May we move in confidence, knowing that You have created and called us for every step we take – be it through the valleys or on the mountaintops.  Thank You that You use both to shape us and show us more of Yourself.  May many come to know You by Your reflection that radiates through us.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

4 Comments

  1. Your picture is gorgeous, and I just love this poem. You are such a prayer warrior. I have difficulty in this area, and I think this is the most important part of your blog–teaching others how to pray and commune to our Creator and Savior.

    • Thanks so much, Lorene. That is ALL God, as I too, feel ill-equipped to pray at times. I think He is showing me to simply write out what is on my heart, and He receives it as an acceptable offering. Blessings to you as you continue to faithfully seek Him!

  2. The words you share are a beautiful blend as you share His heart for all. Thank you for that and bless you!

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