In my search through the Bible, I find Grace mentioned a great deal making me question. What is Grace?
I am going to try and explain it for myself to be able to understand it better. When I was growing up the only time Grace was mentioned and that was Christmas time rarely it was said in prayer for Christmas.
Now I am living differently I would like to understand what Grace does for me. To be able to know the definition of Grace, I read somewhere it is mentioned numerous times in the Bible. Dare we try and count the times.
To me God’s Grace is undeserved favour, For example grace is God doing good for us that we do not deserve. I have wondered, “How come I deserve the life I have been given a second chance?” As I look at the meaning of Grace and mercy an understanding, God has not judged me, he has blessed me with good that I thought I did not deserve. Because of God’s mercy, I did not receive judgement for my sins,, but because of God’s grace, I receive eternal life and promises though I feel I do not deserve them. Both mercy and grace come to me through Lord Jesus Christ.
God’s grace has given me strength, fullness as a new believer and lifted me out of weakness. God empowers us to be sufficient in all things through good work. God’s grace working in us give us the strength to carry on, God is sufficient for us to battle through any situation we face. Within God’s grace developing inside me He has offered me salvation for life. My growing Faith has saved me, not that of coping on my own through the gift of God. In Romans there is a great deal that has helped me start a new life, being one of the first things I was shown by friends that pointed out that we are justified by the grace of God. I have committed myself to learning about God and walking closer to God and I am surprised at the amount of peace I have found in my life, by the grace of God. As I walk closer with God the need for Grace from God I also need strength and sufficiency.
People around me have accepted me for what I am it has not all been in vain because I have changed. People have laboured around me helping me learn but by the grace of God, I have been made whole again and a servant of God.
I have discovered, learned we need the grace of God, God offered me a new life, I did stray when I first settled, but I realise now life was nothing without Jesus.
The daily strength God has given me so I can walk through life with confidence.
For me now today, God’s love means moving heaven and earth to save us and to save those who cannot save themselves. God’s son was placed on the cross so that we might be reconciled to God and received into heaven.
Matthew 19:11 “It is not every man,” He replied, “who can receive this teaching, but only those on whom the grace has been bestowed.
Luke 1:28 And the angel came in to her and said, Peace be with you, to whom special grace has been given; the Lord is with you.
Luke 2:40 The child was growing, and was becoming strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
Romans 1:5 through whom we received grace and apostleship, for obedience of faith among all the nations, for his name’s sake;
Romans 1:7 to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:11 For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong;
Romans 3:24 being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus;