Grace…

January 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

So God has been working on me about grace. I am slow to learn, but yesterday something came to me…

When I remember that I am in desperate need of grace, I am free to extravagantly extend grace to others.

It frees me up to love God for He is the giver of all grace and to love others for love covers a multitude of sins.

Giving of grace doesn’t negate the sin or its consequences. No, it stands in the ashes of the home burnt by sin and cries, loves, encourages, and goes about the painful work of restoration and reconciliation.

It is in knowing that I need the grace, that I am hopeless and helpless without it, it is in that state of mind that I can better understand God’s love for me. When I am in a wild love affair with my Heavenly Father, I want to live a life holy to Him. It is then that holy life is a spiritual act of worship.

So Grace is the beginning of it all. Loving God and loving others. It is what draws us to God.

I would like to know what your thoughts are on God’s amazing, painful, radical, wild grace. Share a comment with me.

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§ 2 Responses to Grace…

  • Ginger says:

    I struggle with grace as well, my friend. But every once in a while I get a glimps of the magnitude of his grace and it overwhelms me and encourages me as I take each day one at a time and extend it to others. Thanks for sharing this and reminding me… once again 🙂

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