Thursday, March 20, 2014

Amazing Grace!

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (1 Pet. 1:13) 

Imagine coming to the house of a friend who has invited you over to enjoy a meal. You finish the delicious meal and then listen to some fine music and visit for a while. Finally, you stand up and get your coat as you prepare to leave. But before you leave you reach into your pocket and say, "Now, how much do I owe you?" What an insult! You don't do that with someone who has graciously given you a meal. 

Isn't it strange, though, how this world is running over with people who think there's something they must do to pay God back?  Somehow they are hoping God will smile on them if they work real hard and earn His acceptance. But that's an acceptance on the basis of works. That's not the way it is with grace. . . . 

God smiles on us because of His Son's death and resurrection. It's grace, my friend, amazing grace. 

The Grace Awakening 

God's amazing grace is exactly that. . . . amazing!

His grace has the uncanny ability to do the very things that we have difficulty to do. One great example I can give is our ability to "break chains". Chains can be anything or anyone that is keeping us in bondage from achieving our God-given potential. Do you know of anyone or anything that has kept you in bondage? If so, God's amazing grace is there for you. All you need to do is ask. 

Only God's amazing grace, and His amazing grace alone can break the chains that bind you. Thank God for His amazing grace! Had we've been living out our lives in the O.T. (Old Testament) times, we would probably be singing to a totally different tune. It is true that the only reason why experience grace today is because of Jesus' death and resurrection. None of have ever done anything nor will ever do enough to atone for what Jesus has done for us. Wow! Acknowledging that reality requires a heavy dose of humility. 

So friend, will you seek out God's amazing grace? If so, don't delay! If not, don't let anyone nor anything bind you from being set free! God's amazing grace is a free gift for all of us and it so liberating! Yes friends, God is indeed Faithful and True! To God be the glory! Amen and amen!

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)