Scattered Seeds

Daily Devotion – The Two-Fold Message of Grace

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Today’s Scattered Seeds

When I was a teenager, my parents had a sign hanging in our home that read, “Please be patient, God isn’t finished with me yet.” It served to remind us of two things: give grace to the ones who are growing, and keep on growing yourself.

We’re all a work in progress aren’t we? At least we should be. The word progress goes hand in hand with growth not perfection. It’s an onward motion to the goal ahead.

And, do you know what? You need grace every bit as much as the next person. Maybe you failed, maybe you fell, maybe you stumbled, maybe you chose to sin when you knew it was wrong…

And Jesus said unto her, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (John 8:11, KJV)

Do you see the two-fold message in that verse? While Jesus offered her grace, He didn’t condone her sin. He encouraged her to grow by turning away from a life of sin.

Don’t minimize the grace you’ve been given. Don’t think for a minute that your sin is too big for God, because it’s not.

Corrie Ten Boom once said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.

And, she was right. It doesn’t matter what you did yesterday, God wants to know what you’ll do today. It doesn’t matter where you have been or what you have done. His grace is sufficient for you.

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Tilling the Soil

If you haven’t repented yet, get into prayer and do that today. Ask God to cleanse you from sin and accept Him as your Savior and Lord. Invite Him to come into your life and transform you. And, if you have time, take a minute to watch this short video by Bill Graham. It’s not long, and it’s one of my absolute favorites! Click here to watch it.

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Do you want more homework? (wink) Read the story of the woman caught in adultery, John 8:1-11.

Planting Hope

And Jesus said unto her, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.” (John 8:11, KJV)

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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.

She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.

It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical FitnessReshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.

Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at

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You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

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