Talon’s Point of the Day – Dec. 7th, 2016 Residue Of Grace

This morning  after I had finished a cup of coffee I was heading to the kitchen when a song welled up in my spirit. It was the classic old hymn “Grace Greater Than All Our Sin.”  As I sat my cup down I caught a glimpse of the partially dried residue that remained in the bottom. A heart had formed in my cup, something that had never happed before, and certainly not with that cup. It was in that moment the though occurred to me that we often slide into rebellion against our loving Father, yet if we are wise we quickly run back to the grace we know is calling us, but if we linger it can almost appear that His grace becomes only a residue of what we have previously experienced in abundance.

This is of course a foolish perception. for God’s grace, whether we feel it or not is never just a residue. It never dries up. It is a river, waiting for us to dive in and be cleansed anew.

While this post certainly applies to me, and more often than my shameful heart is willing to admit, I cannot help but believe this all occurred so that I would share it here for someone who, by God’s grace, will come across this post and turn their heart back to the Father who loves them completely.

Here is that old hymn that God one day laid on the heart of Julie Harriette Johnston back in the early 1900, so that I would come across it and be moved to turn my own heart back to our loving Father who loves us so completely. May it stir your heart as well.

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.

 

 

 

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Talon’s Point of the Day – Easter Sunday, 2016

May I crucify my flesh, though not to be risen the third day.

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.

Talon’s Point of the Day – Jan 14th, 2016 Too Proud To See Beauty

If we refuse in pride to see the beauty of God’s Law, the beauty of his Grace will be veiled to us. In the very act of pride we blind ourselves to the greatest beauty in history, and prevent it from being given to us freely.

“But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble” – James 4:6

Let us lay aside our pride and truly see for the first time.

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.

Talon’s Point of the Day – Jan 9th, 2016, “In Christ Alone Is Your Debt Paid For You”

To paraphrase Ravi Zacharias:

In Buddhism there is no grace. You pay
In Hinduism there is no grace. You pay
In Islam there is no grace. You pay

 

Only in Christ has perfection in human form paid for you, and poured grace out for you in abundance beyond your need. It’s up to you to receive.

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.

Talon’s Point of the Day – Oct.18th, 2015 Bury your gods

In January of 2014 I posted the following:

“That which you lust for you worship.  That which you worship is your god.” – Talon “You shall have no other gods before you.” – God, Exodus 20:3

Dear Christian, let us break out our metaphorical hammers and shovels, crush our gods, and bury them once and for all, for its a dangerous thing to wait until God himself does it for us.

Do you lust for material things? Perhaps a sports team or music figure has your passion? Or another person who isn’t your God given spouse? Dig deep in your heart, for God sees all.

Talon’s Point of the Day is meant to be concise yet thought provoking. If you are impacted feel free to share the point with others, with or without citation.