Moments With Marti

I love sharing what God has done in my life and the lessons that I have learned from each experience whether good or bad. There are many lessons that I have and am still learning. It's only been by His Grace that I can sit here today and without a doubt know that I am forever secure in His Love.
This blog is simply an avenue for me to share my heart felt thoughts from scripture as well as from my every day moments…My prayer is that there will be a small nugget of hope and encouragement that you can apply to your life as well.
Living By Grace,
Marti
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 03:36 PM
While cleaning out her garage, my aunt came across the saddle that my cousin and I used to ride in as children.  That was forty years ago and time had obviously taken its toll on this once useful piece of equipment.  I carried it home with the same amount of care that I give to my custom-made saddle that I now use.
 
My husband just shook his head in doubt as I began to work on my newfound treasure.  It took several days, but with repeated applications of oils, the old saddle began to take on a new look.  The leather was becoming pliable again and it appeared to have new life now.
 
Sometimes our lives can be just like that old saddle….dry and lifeless.  How many times has someone shaken his or her head in doubt, possibly thinking that we were a lost cause?  But, then the love of God begins to saturate our life; His forgiveness goes deep and before we know it, His grace has restored us to a useful life once again.
 
Just like that old saddle that had long lost all resemblance of what it used to be, with just the right amount of love and care it was restored and became useful once again….just like that old saddle, you can be restored too.
 

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