Pastor Reginald Spight
"CONNECTING PEOPLE TO GOD"
to Living Water Baptist Church
of Memphis, Tennessee. We are a church organized for the
glory of God and built upon the sole foundation of the Lord
Connecting People to
God is our Responsibility!
discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and his glory
is to overlook a transgression. —Proverbs 19:11"
I have nicknamed our car “No Grace.” Sunday mornings are
the worst. I load the car with all the stuff I need for
church, get myself in my seat, close the door, and Jay
starts backing out of the garage. While I am still getting
settled, the seat belt warning starts buzzing. “Please,” I
say to it, “all I need is another minute.” The answer,
apparently, is no, because it continues buzzing until I am
This minor annoyance is a good reminder of what life would
be like if indeed there were no grace. Each of us would
immediately be called to account for every indiscretion.
There would be no time for repentance or change of
behavior. There would be no forgiveness. No mercy. No
Living in this world sometimes feels like falling into a
no-grace sinkhole. When minor flaws are blown up into
major indiscretions or when people refuse to overlook the
faults and offenses of others, we end up burdened by the
weight of guilt that we were never meant to carry. God, in
His grace, sent Jesus to carry the burden for us. Those
who receive God’s gift of grace have the privilege of
offering it to others on Christ’s behalf: “Above all
things have fervent love for one another, for ‘love will
cover a multitude of sins’” (1 Peter 4:8).
Father God, the culture around us can seem so
harsh and hard on people when they fail. Help
me to show grace and patience, because You have
been gracious to me and have forgiven my sin.
When we gratefully acknowledge the grace we’ve received,
we joyfully give it to those in need.
Our worship should not be confined to times and places; it
should be the spirit of our lives.