The very best way to answer this question is to search the Word. In doing that I found there is more to grace than the standard answer of ‘undeserved favor’.
Paul, the Apostle of Grace, uses the word 86 of the 131 times it’s used in the ESV of the Bible. It is used more than the word forgiveness. (109 times in the ESV.) To me that says it’s really an important concept.
All of us have things in our lives that keep us from the change God desires for us. Then how do we overcome these habits, addictions, thoughts, behaviors …?
We are transformed, changed when we ask God to help us know what is good, acceptable, and perfect in every situation we encounter. When He answers, and He will answer, we must follow through in obedience to His Word and His Will.
It’s all about grace! God wants us to come to Him in every situation that threatens to ruin us. He wants to guide us in all that is causing us to fall short. His grace, forgiveness, and never-ending love are ours. We only need to let Him in.
It’s all about grace! We’ve done nothing to deserve grace. He just gives it. It’s part of who He is.
Abba, Father, forgive us when we fall short. Give usstrength to make the changes You want. Shower us with Your grace!
What in your life can be shared to show Jesus is alive and active in it? What miracles, large and small, will you share with others for the purpose of telling about Jesus? Are you modeling Jesus’ life with yours?
Blessings to you and yours!
All scripture connections can be found in Bible Gateway by clicking on them.
I haven’t done a Musical Monday post for a while. These are some of my favorite songs right now. If they’re not on your playlist they should be. If you don’t have a Youtube account click on the word (Youtube) and it’s easy to create one.
For God so loved the whole wide world Sent His only Son to die for me Arms spread wide for the whole wide world His arms spread wide where mine should be JESUS CHANGED MY DESTINY!
You unravel me, with a melody You surround me with a song Of deliverance, from my enemies Till all my fears are gone
Who could imagine so great a mercy? What heart could fathom such boundless grace? The God of ages stepped down from glory To wear my sin and bear my shame
I hope you enjoy some quiet reflection with these beautiful songs.
SECRETS, STRUGGLES AND THE SCANDALOUS LOVE OF GOD These words of Holley’s are ones that we should always keep in mind, “Whatever we did yesterday, whatever we’re battling today, whatever we may face tomorrow, the love of God for us and the grace of God toward us will never, ever change.”