Grace Filled Living…
Grace is Self- Care
There’s Yours and There’s Mine…
The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Until Grace Found Me…….
I Corinthians 15:10 (message)
But because God was so gracious, so very generous, here I am. And I’m not about to let His grace go to waste. Haven’t I worked hard trying to do more than any of the others? Even then, my work didn’t amount to all that much. It was God giving me the work to do, God giving me the energy to do it.
James 4:6 (amplified)
But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace (continually) to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it).
Hebrews 4:16 (amplified)
Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy (for our failures) and find grace to help in good time for every need (appropriate help and well- timed help, coming just when we need it).
II Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient.
God Pours Into Us So We Pour Onto Others…….
Don’t Waste Your Grace
II Corinthians 12:9 (amplified)
But He said to me, My Grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you (sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully): for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in (your) weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
Given to Give
If you’re anything like me, you’ve come across all kinds of people with all types of personalities. Whether it’s a family member or a co-worker, or that person in line ahead of you with two carts full of items that’s asking for price checks on everything. Well I’m here to tell you that these are whom we have been given Grace so we may give Grace. God does not give us His Grace for us to hoard and keep for ourselves. God pours His Grace into us so we may pour His Grace onto others. Remember the WWJD- What Would Jesus Do? Well I’m thinking Jesus would give Grace. Grace forgives! Grace understands! Grace listens! Grace is courteous! Grace puts others before ourselves! Grace encourages! So the next time someone frustrates you or take that parking space you were waiting for, remember, WWJD!
God’s Grace is Sufficient…
Thankful for HIS Grace
Nobody’s perfect! Like most people, I have made a few mistakes. Most of these mistakes caused me to feel like God was distant from a girl like me. After all, I grew up in church so I knew “right from wrong.” Therefore, I believed God had distanced Himself from me because He was so disappointed in all the wrongs I’d chosen to do. That’s where I was wrong! Because of God’s Grace, He showed me that it was not Him who had distanced Himself, it was me. All of my guilt, shame, false beliefs and regret caused me to distanced my Imperfect self from the Perfect God. However like the song says, Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That Saved A Wretch Like Me. I once was lost But Now I’m Found, Was Blind But Now I See!