Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Winsome Wednesday - ELHANAN

ELHANAN - it means God has been gracious.  In my life I am very aware of how gracious God has been with me, with my family, in my marriage!  I am even more aware of the fact that I do not have the slightest clue HOW gracious GOD has been with me.

I don't know of all He has saved me from, but I have no doubt He has saved me from stuff I am unaware of.  I know His grace extends way past what I can see or imagine.

This word, ELHANAN, is so precious to us for where we have seen God's grace in our lives that we personalized our number plate of our car and when I finally get around to it, I will be putting it up at the gate of our property.  It is a reminder to us daily, that God is gracious with us, has been gracious, and will be gracious with us in the time to come.

Our number plate is also something people ask us about which gives us opportunities to give testimony for things God has done in our lives.

So, my encouragement to you today is that no matter what you are going through, KNOW God is being gracious with you.  We will never know this side of heaven why 'stuff' happens to us, or why it's unfair, but we have to believe that God has a plan and purpose for all that 'stuff' in our lives and KNOW He is being gracious with us.

1 Pet 2 v 1-3:  Therefore, laying aside all malice, all guile, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, (2) as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, (3) if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 

God bless


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  1. What a wonderful idea for your personalized plate Tracy, and I love that it gives you the opportunity to witness and share God's love and grace. What a beautiful testimony! As always, you are a blessing to all my friend! :)

    Have a joyful week!

  2. You are so right, Tracy. I wonder how many times God has spared me from something but I've never known.
    I am so prone to concentrate on what I don't like in my life instead of all the wonderfully good things.
    Yes, God has been gracious to me. I like your reminders.

  3. He has been so gracious to us as well.
    Love the post, missing seeing you though.

  4. Seriously, Tracy I just wrote about this - in a post that goes out December 10th! So cool how the spirit shares the mind of Christ in the Body of believers. I love that word and will be hanging on to it today!thanks!

  5. I have indeed tasted that the Lord is gracious Tracy, beyond words can describe. He has been so good to our family. Thanks a lot for the post and party.
    Have a super blessed day!

  6. His grace is AUH-Mazing!!! And once again you have touched my spirit and heart with a wonderful reminder of who He is to me!!!!!


  7. Oh, I have NO doubt that God has saved me from so much more than I will ever be aware. Love this reminder to press in and KNOW even when we cannot see.

  8. Thank you for sharing Tracy! Words can't describe how blessed my family and I are by the the grace and mercy of our magnificent God concerning our lives...sometimes I have to pinch myself! He's absolutely AWESOME! Thanks again my friend and thanks for hosting! Love your license plate btw! have a blessed week! ;-)

  9. Thank you for sharing! Love that word!

  10. That's a beautiful word - I'll have to save that one.

  11. What a neat conversation starter. I can't think of a much better way to witness to someone than have them come to you and ask. Sweet post Tracy!! Love the reminders to keep trusting even when we don't see and know what He's up to.

  12. He is so gracious indeed! We deserve eternal punishment in hell, yet He gives us abundant, eternal life with Him! I love the idea of your gate! Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!

  13. God is good all the time! But sometimes in the midst of trials and tribulations it is hard to remember that! Thanks for the reminder!

  14. Thanks Tracy! God has been blessing over and over again. Two years ago I would have been hesitant to admit much less speak of his goodness during this very difficult season of my life. Instead of it becoming a pity party God has made it a season of singing praise to him and witnessing of his grace and mercy in helping me overcome pain and temporary loss of ambulation. It has been a blessing to see how God carries me through the pain while he is reaching out to those around through my testimony of his greatness. God bless you dear sister.

  15. I love this testimony right there on your car. May God's grace be ever abundant for you as you share it where ever you go! How cool!



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