From Mercy to Grace
If you were in church on the first Sunday in September, you heard me give my testimony of "From Mercy to Grace." Mercy is God withholding what we should receive and grace is God giving us what we do not deserve.
Fifteen years ago, in September, when I was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer, I asked the LORD to be merciful. Based upon Hezekiah's prayer in 2 Kings 20, I asked God for fifteen more years of life. This month marks the fifteenth year of God's mercy. So, now I am in a period of "grace."
I don't know how long my grace period will last, but I give God praise for every minute. I desire to spend the rest of my time, teaching transgressors His ways (Psalm 51), and developing the faith of the saints (Romans 10:17).