Grace. God’s unearned favor. Wow. Think about that for a few moments. We receive grace on a daily basis. We do not earn it by performing some sort of task to receive it. We are given this gift by God…every single day. How often do we take this for granted? If we really think about it, we deserve to be reprimanded several times throughout our day. We are human, with human emotions, fleshly reactions, and a naturally sinful nature. We stumble through each day. Many times we pretend to be faultless…but that is not being honest with our human self. We all fault. We all stumble. We all sin. Daily. This is where grace is so amazing. Despite all the things we do as humans…God’s grace is given to us anyway. God loves us so deeply, so profoundly, so completely…that He gives us grace when we do not deserve it. Let me repeat that. Grace means we are given what we don’t deserve. God’s grace is His goodness and favor offered to us…sinners…who deserve otherwise. Because of the redeeming love of Jesus, we have been given this gift. As we begin this new day, recognize the grace within each moment. Give thanks to God who has immeasurable love for us. Praise Jesus for the gift He has given us, through His life, death and resurrection. Recognize just how blessed we are…because we have been given grace.
All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. 2 CORINTHIANS 4:15
The faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth. COLOSSIANS 1:5-6
God is with us.
© Layla Freeman 2017
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