Monday, September 12, 2016

The Power of Grace

If we've been a Christian for a long amount of time, it is easy to lose sight of the beauty and power of God's grace.
Here is a powerful thought on grace to remind us of just how amazing it is..
"God doesn’t leave us in our sin. He reached down to us while we were yet sinners with the gift of His Son, and He continues reaching down every day.
R.C. Sproul writes, “God just doesn’t throw a life preserver to a drowning person. He goes to the bottom of the sea, and pulls a corpse from the bottom of the sea, takes him up on the bank, breathes into him the breath of life and makes him alive.”
Scripture after scripture, we see God reaching down to His people with compassion ...and grace. We see the depth of their sin, but even more so we see the depth of His love.
When we justify sin, we minimize grace. Once we start to practice that way of thinking, we fail to see the amazing way that He loves, how patient He is, and how precious we are in His sight."
Grace has long been defined as “the unmerited favor of God to mankind.”
It’s a gift that can’t be earned and isn’t measured by the good behavior of God’s people. It’s undeserved, yet freely given.
Grace is at the core of every gift that we have from the earth that we walk on to each breath that we take.
He makes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust in the same way He gives grace to all.
We can’t understand the depth of God’s grace until we truly understand the depth of our sin.  God’s kindness and love shows up where it’s least been deserved. We witness His incomparable gift, as He offers hope to the hopeless. We learn to give grace in difficult situations and what it really means to love as He loves.

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