Romans: Day 6

Grace Day

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Today's Text: Psalm 51:1-3

Take this day as an opportunity to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.

 

Be gracious to me, God,
according  to your faithful  love;
according to your abundant compassion,
blot out my  rebellion.
Completely wash away my  guilt
and cleanse me from  my  sin.
For I am conscious of  my  rebellion,
and my sin is always before  me.
—Psalm 51:1-3

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  • Hello everyone!
    So I am currently trying to reestablish my close relationship with the Lord. I have fallen off of daily conversation with him for months and in the process have opened my eyes, looked around, and realized that there is a massive HOLE in my life…and in my heart. I am a “student” and as such love to learn and “study” so I began this study to get myself back on track and open up those lines of communication again and to take myself back into the Lord’s presence.

    Being the student that I am, I typically shy away from days, like Day 6, that encourage us to just BE with God; I have never felt that I am very good at just being with Him not while actively “studying” a passage. Today I sat down and read Psalm 51:1-3 and had to just stop. What an amazing piece of scripture. Not only are we asking God to take away that that separated us from Him (a very strong prayer in itself), but in doing so we also shine light on some of the amazing qualities of our Lord! This verse really sat with me. I hope everyone gets a chance to really sit with it :)

  • I’ve never posted before, and this is my second study plan at SRT. I started the first one because I had to- I’d left my relationship with God and I needed to get back to him so I just started reading this app. For days I struggled with the enemy because I may as well have been reading a foreign language because I was getting nothing from it. But just a short few days and I find myself so disappointed that it’s a grace day! SRT has helped me start to converse with God again. Amen to the work you do for Him. What I wanted to ask tonight was about my mum & my sis (and the rest of my family too) because the religious nature of christians has put them off getting to know God. And it is not something we talk about a lot at home, but because of SRT I have a new confidence to mention that I might pray for someone our family knows. Can I ask for prayer for my family to come into a right relationship with Him? Tonight and previous days’ studies have made me realise a transgression of mine is as much about not doing something as it is about doing something sinful. I want to boast in the lord and have my family boast in Him too!!!

    • Casey

      Hi Fiona, I am super behind on this study so I just got to Grace day today. I read your comment and wanted you to know I will be praying for your family to knownGod as a source of freedom and joy and not a set of rules!

    • Heidi

      Dear Fiona…I just wanted to say that your post was so encouraging to me :) I believe with all my heart that the Gospel is best shared when it is lived out in front of people. Your family will be blessed by YOU. By your life and by your story. What better way for them to know the power and life of Jesus than in watching Jesus change your life. Be strong and be courageous and love them. I believe that your living faith will overcome what they thing dead Christianity is. Praying for you sister…may the grace of God live in you today.

  • So good to be reminded that God will blot out all of my transgressions. Praise be to God.

  • Laura Humphreys

    So needed to hear this today!!

  • Question for everyone, how do you spend your grace days??

    • Sage

      In nature, or with a good book. Often I make worship music a part of my Grace days to focus my heart on our Beautiful God

    • Emily Smith

      I like so spend it outside (if it’s a nice day out) on the hammock in the wonderful nature that god created. And listen to worship music, I love worship music. And spend the day talking to god, there’s so much to talk about and there’s so much to thank him for. I also like to look around me and praise god for things that I may not have noticed before. :)

  • Sarah Murray

    In Your mighty name, Amen

  • Alexis Brown

    This verse means so much to me. And sing it through song very often. It is like breathing fresh air every time I read it aloud.

  • Kelsterina

    Grace Day is like a breath of air for me. I don’t really think about it- or how much I need it, until it is here and I can rest in it. Have a wonderful day, She’s.

  • It’s honestly so stinking amazing how gracious God can be to us. Been doing a lot of reflecting since I finished my senior year of high school this past week and am graduating on Thursday!!!…God continues to show me His faithful love and how Hecontinuously washes away guilt and shame. So thankful. Thank you so much SRT for your support through the hard times ❤️ Love you all!

  • “Completely wash away my guilt and cleanse me from my sin”. It is so amazing to read these words of David, knowing he did not know how perfectly God would do this very thing through his very own bloodline!

  • churchmouse

    I like to read Psalm 32 after Psalm 51. Psalm 51 reveals David’s heart after Nathan confronts him about Bathsheba. Psalm 32 reveals a heart flooded with gratitude for forgiveness.

  • This has always been my favorite song version of this psalm. Only one I could find online:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6QatksbmEg

  • After reading Psalm 51, the Lord led me to Psalm 103, which was also written by David. Although my study Bible does not mention this, I found several theories online that David wrote this Psalm as a response or sequel to his repentant plea for mercy in Psalm 51. Reading it in that context made my heart burst just thinking of the compassion and love that our Heavenly Father has on us, His beloved children. What good news it is that when we come to Him in repentance He will not turn us away. He does not treat us as our sins deserve (Psalm 103:10), but removes our transgressions from us (v. 12). Rejoicing in these truths today.

    Here is Psalm 103:8-18 (NIV) in case you want to read it for yourself:

    “8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
    slow to anger, abounding in love.
    9 He will not always accuse,
    nor will he harbor his anger forever;
    10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
    or repay us according to our iniquities.
    11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so great is his love for those who fear him;
    12 as far as the east is from the west,
    so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
    13 As a father has compassion on his children,
    so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
    14 for he knows how we are formed,
    he remembers that we are dust.
    15 The life of mortals is like grass,
    they flourish like a flower of the field;
    16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
    and its place remembers it no more.
    17 But from everlasting to everlasting
    the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
    and his righteousness with their children’s children—
    18 with those who keep his covenant
    and remember to obey his precepts.”

  • According to God’s faithfulness He shows His love in blotting out our transgressions. He did this by placing them on Jesus Christ, who then died for them, fully paying the price of atonement and rising from the grave in victory to ever stand in the presence of God the Father and plead for justice: that our sin should never be paid for twice. Jesus paid for it all, once and for all. In this way, mercy is justice. Jesus ushers us, the church into the throne room of God and introduces us as His bride; made perfect in love.

  • Sharon Correa

    Really needed this today

  • If you get a chance listen to this 7 yr old sing Amazing Grace….get your tissues

    https://youtu.be/DDDlxmsciqY

  • I soooo needed to hear this truth today. Thank you SRT.

  • Amen.

  • Amen

  • churchmouse

    Oh yes, these words from this Psalm describe me at my core : rebellious, guilty, sinful. Oh but I can’t forget these words from this Psalm either which describe God at His core: faithful love, abundant compassion. No matter what I have done, He draws me back to Him. He doesn’t turn His back on me and say I’m too far gone. I confess. I repent. I am secure in His love and compassion. Always. This is such good news. Every. Day.

  • JeniaMarie

    I’m so thankful today for the gift of repentance. God is so kind and so gracious towards us that he patiently waits for our return to him. And when we come we can expect to experience nothing less than his great love toward us.

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