Friday, June 28, 2013

Thank God for Grace!

What is HOPE?  According to Wikipedia, Hope is the state which promotes the belief in good outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life.

But what if HOPE is no longer an option? 

There is Grace.

Grace is God's unmerited favor.  It is kindness from God we don't deserve. There is nothing we have done, nor can ever do to earn this favor.  It is a gift from God.

The grace of Christ is sufficient;  sufficient to cover our debt, sufficient to transform us, sufficient in the most trying times, and sufficient to help us as long as that transformation process takes.

Grace is not the absence of God’s high expectations.  Grace is the presence of God’s power. God’s grace is sufficient.  Jesus’s grace is sufficient. It is enough. It is all we need. Don’t give up.  Don’t quit.   Keep trying.   Don’t look for escapes and excuses.  Look for the Lord and His perfect strength. Don’t search for someone to blame.  Search for someone to help you. Seek Christ, and, as you do, you will feel the enabling power and divine help we call His “amazing grace”.  We surely need the reminder that whatever we require, however big our lack, how so very great our sin, there is GRACE.   

Grace that is greater.  
Grace that is free.
Grace that saves.
Grace that sustains.
Grace that is sufficient.
Grace that is amazing.

Because Jesus is more than enough and He is able to make all grace abound to you and me.

“But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.”  2 Cor. 12:9
Color: Purple Wax

When everything else dies in winter, this purple wax flowers in my garden takes grand entrance!  That is GRACE made manifest.  Thank you, Lord!

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