Grace is not a concept or a doctrine or an event. It is a continual reality to be experienced and shared. It should be a way of life.
Grace recognizes the full ugliness of sin, yet it offers undeserved pardon and blessing. Grace is not a one-time gift from God. Because Christians continue to struggle with sin until the day they see Jesus face to face, we need God's grace every day of our lives.
- Grace is a gift of kindness to someone who does not deserve it.
- Grace is not reciprocal. It goes one way.
- Grace is costly. Someone has to pay the price for grace.
- Grace seeks to help people reach their potential. Grace does not condemn those who have not yet arrived.
- Grace focuses on solutions, not problems.
- Grace leads to action.
- Grace is the lubricant that ease friction in any relationship.
- Grace expects the best but offers freedom to fail.
- Grace celebrates success and does not keep score of wrongs.
Taken from Putting A Face On Grace ~ Richard Blackaby