Wednesday, April 20, 2011

GRACE, GRACE, GRACE


God’s

Redemption

At

Christ’s

Expense

The word Grace is soothing. It’s easy on the ears. 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. It doesn’t keep a record of wrong. It promises never to look backwards.

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.”

God's Grace…

Is bigger than all our sin;

Pardons;

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 unmerited favor towards 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).

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7 comments:

  1. So beautiful Kelli... God's Gift of Grace truly is our most amazing Blessing.

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

    Amen. Wonderful post. :-)

    Have a Blessed Day!

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  2. Grace means that I don't have to know it all or do it all. Grace means that I don't have to be perfect or be in control. Grace means I am free!

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  3. GRACE! Is un-merited favor!

    Thank you God

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  4. Beautiful post! Love this: "Grace is the foundation for forgiveness." Amen! Have an awesome Easter celebration!

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  5. This is beautiful Kelli! Thank you!

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  6. We're nothing without the grace He gives, what great reminders of this life-giving gift!

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  7. I am covered in all I do by His grace. This doesn't make me want to go out and go sin-crazy, rather, it makes me want to strive to be pleasing to Him in all I do. Because of His grace, I am free

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