Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Faces Of Grace

By definition, grrace is "the unmerited favor" by which God shows us the kindness we don't deserve. It is closely related to His mercy by which He withholds the punishment we have earned.
The trouble with grace is that a lot of people misunderstand it and "mis-used" it to bring out the worst in us. Unaware, grace can be taken advantage of by those who think they are entitlted to benefits they have not earned. And it can be regarded as a saftey net by those who do wrong with the intention of asking for forgiveness later.
The good thing about grace is that it can bring out the best in us, more than any moral threat, challenge, or education ever could. More than any drug, dream or good fortune in which that we became so dependent on common grace that we couldnot even reach up to God with an open hand, or a clenched fist. apart from the life and strength that we've been given.
As always, grace finds a way to reflect on undeserved kindness that is consistent with God's common and saving grace. Grace had found its way from God's heart to our heart. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV Oh, I love the grace of God in my life.


Denise said...

I praise God for the grace He has shown to me.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

I am one blessed woman because of God's amazing grace as well!

But I feel that mercy is far deeper than grace. :) But the two both paly the hugest factor in me being saved. Hallelujah!