Looking Through My Keep-it-simple Lenses ~ July 23

Looking Through My Keep-it-simple Lenses

I like the way things look!

Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Romans 5:2

We are reminded it is not our actions that have gained us access to God; it is our faith, in him and His free gift of grace. We stand with Him; surrounded by, and filled with His love, rejoicing in His hope and glory.

The last part of this—the glory of God—threw me for a minute, but then it became suddenly clear. The light came on for me when I looked at it through my special, keep-it-simple lenses. It simply means we rejoice because we expect (hope) to spend eternity with God.

We don’t have to wait until we die to spend eternity with God. If we accept His grace and forgiveness, return His love, and make Him the focal point of our lives, He will come into our hearts, and in a sense, eternity will begin now.

A few lines from an old country song by Jim Reeves comes to mind: “Knock and the door will open, seek and you will find, ask and you’ll be given, the key to this world of mine. I’ll be waiting here, with my arms unfurled, waiting just for you, welcome to my world.” This is what God is saying to each of us. What a beautiful invitation.


  1. Sherry Mashburn said

    It really is as simple as that!!

  2. Faye said

    What a wonderful and sweet thought!

  3. Reblogged this on Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still… and know that I am God" and commented:

    This one of my favorites. I hope it encourages others as much as it encourages me!

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