This morning I can't say that I woke up early to read my Bible and all that stuff. Because I didn't. I got up around 9:30am and I did homework. But I was thinking about a verse in Galatians about being crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20) and I decided to look it up. I am HORRIBLE at remembering where verses are, so I guessed it was 2:21. The verse I found was not what I was looking for, but I think its what God wanted me to read. I've read that verse many times, because it follows Galatians 2:20. But this morning was the first time I go the revelation about what Paul means as he says that.

Galatians 2:21 says, "'I do not set aside the grace of
God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in

Grace is something I don't deserve. At all. Like, at all at all at all (get my point?) Its like if I just crashed my parents' car (which I will never do...hopefully) and they took me out afterwards for icecream. They'd be showing me grace. I didn't deserve that icecream. Heck, I deserved to be grounded and have pay off all the damage to the car, not ICECREAM! But they had grace.

That's the whole point in Jesus dying on the cross. As I choose to be an impossibility, I'm not going to be perfect. On the contrary, I'm choosing to live under God's grace. I mess up all the time, but if I wasn't living under grace to get my right standing with God, Jesus' death would have been pointless, and I would epically fail at being the impossibility I want to be.

In being an impossibility, I'm seeing that its not my works that get my righteousness, its the grace that has been so freely given to me. Grace means that even if I sin, I'm forgiven. That doesn't mean I can keep sinning. When I fully understand grace, a miracle happens inside me where I no longer desire to sin. That's what's so cool.

I'm going to mess up. I'm going to tell my brother, "Leave me alone! I'm blogging! Gosh!" (yes I did just say that to him....) but God's gonna forgive me for not responding the right way, and I'll once again have a clean slate. God's so awesome. Seriously, no joke. He's like. Superman! Yaaa! Except better, because He doesn't have a kryptonite. He's always mighty to save (and forgive).

My righteousness is not through the old law, I don't earn it through my works. My righteousness is through the grace that God freely extends to me time and time again because of His Son's death on the cross.

I'm an impossibilty because I'm living under grace. That's what being an impossibility is all about. Walking the God-walk isn't about being perfect. Its about accepting God's grace and letting the mirace of grace work in us. I'm going to fall on this path that God's set for me. But His grace picks me back up. I don't earn it. I accept it. And in His grace, under His protection, in the shadow of His wing, is the best place any one of us can ever be.

Living in the grace, being an impossibility because of it,
Daddy's Girl

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