Published 10:32 am Wednesday, November 21, 2018

According to Wikipedia, Grace has been defined, not as a created substance of any kind, but as the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not necessarily because of anything we have done to earn it. It is understood by Christians to be a spontaneous gift from God to people “generous, free and totally unexpected and undeserved” – that takes the form of divine favor, love, clemency and a share in the divine life of God.

When we think of Jesus’ love we realize that He does not owe us anything but we owe Him everything. Anything good that we experience is a result of the Grace of God. Every day He freely gives us Grace. His Grace is sufficient for all of us.

Sometimes when I’m sitting alone in the quietness and thinking, I say “Mary old girl (I like that term) you have come a long way because of Jesus’ Grace.” I look around at all the chaos in the world and think, but He spared me. Thinking of His Goodness and Mercy I have to say Thank You, Lord.

The other day my daughter went to the post office to mail a package and discovered she left her wallet at home. She only had $5 in her pocket and needed $3 more. A kind woman behind her asked what she needed and the clerk said she needed $3. The woman told the clerk to put it on her credit card and she’ll pay for it. My daughter thanked the stranger for her kindness and left. God’s Grace is everywhere and He is constantly displaying it.

Here are a few scriptures pertaining to Grace.

2 Corinthians 12:9 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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Romans 6:14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.

Romans 11:6 But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works; otherwise grace would no longer be grace.

Be blessed in Jesus’ Name.

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