Better than I Deserve!

I'm a huge fan of this show.  His financial principles and counsel are rock solid.  I'm not a regular listener (simply 'cause I haven't taken the time to figure out local scheduling). But now and then, while in the car or during occasional sleepless nights, I stumble on his call-in radio program.

Dave's stock answer to every caller's question, "How are you?" is "BETTER THAN I DESERVE!"

How great is that?!  How TRUE is that?!
Lately, I've been challenged (and frankly, OVERWHELMED in a positive way) by insights of Paul David Tripp on the subject of grace.  This, for example:   "Never forget that what God required you couldn't do...Christ did it for you...his grace is your hope."

Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus,
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea;
Higher than the mountain, sparkling like a fountain,
All sufficient grace for even me;
Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame;
O magnify the precious Name of Jesus,
Praise His Name!

Music & Lyrics: Haldor Lillenas

"How am I doing?" you ask.  "Better than I deserve!"  His grace IS my hope.


  1. You gave me the greatest gift this morning Rebecca! I LOVE this hymn... and now I will be roaring it all morning!

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. Debbie, This is definitely a song that needs to be "roared"! I always loved it when sung in the company of a strong & enthusiastic bass section!

  3. "Better than I deserve" says it all. Thanks for a marvelous post!

  4. Amen and Amen.
    I love the quotations on your sidebar. Thank you for sharing those.

  5. Sweet Rebecca you just gave me a gift for today and everyday: the answer on how are you....BETTER THAN I DESERVE! Perfect, I never realized that this is how it is in my life, so wnenever I feel depressed about whatever, (maybe not so important), I will keep it in mind this wonderful and awesome quote!! Thank you. Thank you for your wonderful and sweet visit at my tea table too my lovely lady. Enjoy your week listening to D.Ramsey. Lots of hugs, FABBY
    PS: Your post is so inspirational to me. Thanks.

  6. So glad you're feeling better. Dave is quite
    the guy. I love the Tripp quote and it's
    about to go into my quote journal. Thanks
    for another inspirational word today, friend.

  7. Oh, Rebecca, this post hits me square in the eyes! I just posted about my deep need for God's grace. He is my sufficiency, my all in all!

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful word!


  8. I love Dave Ramsey too! He transformed our finances. One thing that I used for my weight loss and for our finances was his quote. "You've got to tell yourself no." That's hard for me.

  9. I enjoyed reading Dave Ramsey's story of how he got to where he is today. It inspired me.
    Love Di ♥


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)