Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Grace, Grace, Grace, By Kelli Zaniel


The word Grace is soothing. It’s easy on the ears. It rolls off the tongue. It’s a healing salve that spreads across a wounded heart. It’s freely given--a gift that keeps on giving.

Grace breathes new life into a spiritless soul. It doesn’t keep a record of wrong. It promises not to look backwards. It loves going forwards.

It began on the gentle hill of Calvary’s mount where the lamb was sacrificed, His blood spilled.

For the believer, grace peacefully flows from the outer realms of heaven and pours into our wretched soul.

Grace waits for us. It longs for us. It waits to hear one small word… “yes.”

Is bigger than all our sin;
It exceeds our guilt;
Given at Christ’s expense;
Swapped for our unrighteousness;
Humbles us;
Justifies us;
Gives confident hope;
Our strength comes from it;
Basis of our eternal hope; and
Grace is the foundation for forgiveness.

Grace is an unmerited favor toward us. We are undeserving of it but we receive it anyway. We stand firm in it (see 1 Peter 5:12). It overflows to us, the saint; and saves us, the sinner (see Eph. 2:5-8).

It enables us to live worthy of the call (2 Thess. 1:11).

Grace is marvelous, infinite, and matchless!

What does God’s grace mean to you today?

“But whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out his special favor on me—and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles; yet it was not I but God who was working through me by his grace,” (1 Cor. 15:10 NLT).

1 comment:

  1. This really helped me this morning, your words calmed the anxiousness I am feeling today. Thank you Jesus for the grace that I don't deserve... help me to continue to give it out as freely as You do!