I just came back from the first night of The Filling Station conference for this year. The theme is Grace. I know....what an amazing thing that is. The speakers this year are amazing. Tonight's message was from Simon Gau, a Youth Pastor right here from Whalley!

I've heard so many messages on grace but it never fails to humble me every single time I hear it.

A verse from tonight's message struck me so much that I felt I had to write this out.

Micah 7 : 8, 9

"Do not gloat over me, my enemy!
Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.
Because I have sinned against Him,
I will bear the Lord's wrath,
until He pleads my case,
and establishes my right.
He will bring me out into the light;
I will see His righteousness"

I love the part that says "He pleads my case". Jesus is pleading MY CASE!!!

Other random notes I made:

-Get Up and keep going

-Grace is my safety net when I fall down

-God's grace is free because Jesus paid for it on the cross

On a personal note, God is amazing. He's got my path laid out for me and it's amazing how no matter what turn I take, I'm headed in the same direction. I'm sure God is just sitting up there laughing at how we lowly mortals struggle to make our way in this world, and all along He's just saying "HEY CHILL!! I'M HERE! NO WORRIES! GOT IT ALL PLANNED OUT KIDDO!! "

Given a second chance by Grace,
~SIM J~