Summary: If you could obtain it on your own, then that would make it all about you and what you were capable of wouldn’t’ it? That’s the part that’s hard to figure, its not about you, its about what’s been done for you and made available to yo
"Amazing" Doesn’t Begin To Describe Gods Grace!
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 NKJ
The best thing about a gift is that you don’t have to earn it, its usually given because that someone felt like you deserved it.
In the entitlement society that we live in, you would think that everyone would want to get in on something free wouldn’t you?
The mindset though of most people, says there has to be a catch to it, everybody knows that there is no free lunch,
Somewhere, somehow someone has to pay for it, someone did pay, someone already did pay the bill,
that’s what makes the Grace of God so Amazing, because you don’t have to work for it,
you can’t earn, your not worthy of it and you don’t deserve it, but yet you are entitled to it.
If you could obtain it on your own, then that would make it all about you and what you were capable of wouldn’t’ it?
That’s the part that’s hard to figure, its not about you, its about what’s been done for you and made available to you,
Oh yah, there is one catch, you have to believe and receive your entitlement package!
TBS. that no one is saved by their good works. No one earns their salvation, no one gets to work their way into heaven.
We are all saved by Gods merciful grace.
And I say that, because His Grace is a voluntary thing, It was His choice to make it available to us,
And there is only one reason that He did it, because of His immense love that He has for us!
Thank the Lord we serve a Giving, Graceful God.
Not only are we saved by Gods grace but also the word tells us were forgiven by Gods grace.
TBS. in John 1:9 NKJ
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Why does God forgive us? Because God is a gracious and giving God.
You see, God is a giver, all the world thinks about is taking, all God thinks about is Giving!
It seems like more folks would get ahold of this give and take thing.
That’s what Makes Him and His Grace so Amazing! He’s totally opposite of the worlds way of thinking!
We don’t deserve it, but He gives it anyway, its His nature to be forgiving.
Another thing grace does for us, is it sustains us and keeps us, once we have it, we can depend on it to be there, it is steadfast!
TBS. Phil. 1:6 HCSB
I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
I don’t know about you, but there is great comfort to be found in that word, that’s a word that you can stand on:
*when the going gets tough
*when trouble is knocking on your door
*when everyone around you says your facing an impossible situation
*when you’ve done all you know to do and don’t know what to, it’s that kind of word!
God will keep working in your life, until there’s nothing more to do and He has completed His work in you.
He will not leave you, or forsake you, you are not just a stepchild in the family, you have been adopted,
you have become an heir, you are a child of the Most High God, you have the right to call Him, Daddy.
He will stick by you through thick or thin. He will never leave you, He will sustain you and keep you.
TBS. also and I’m so glad it does, that we are healed by Gods grace.
Isaiah 53:5 NKJ
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
Psalms 147:3 NKJ
“He(God) heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.”
Only God can take what’s crooked and make it straight, what’s wrong and make it right.
He can take the scattered pieces of life’s puzzle, when it makes no sense at all and put them back together. He is Amazing
God is in the healing business and He heals us by His grace, He loves to say “ I Will.”
In the process of healing us God also restores us. David prayed in Psalm fifty-one:
Psalms 51:7-15 MSG
7-15. Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean,
scrub me and I’ll have a snow-white life.
Tune me in to foot-tapping songs,
set these once-broken bones to dancing.