Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Thoughts On Grace

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

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