As I ponder this day, the new beginnings of this morning, this thought spoke deeply to my heart: It is wonderful to see the grace of God at work in our lives today!
As I muse over previous days and times, and that musing sometimes leads to disappointments, His grace speaks, “Not today.” That was in the yesterdays gone by, but today is a time to rejuvenate what His faithfulness has always longed to fulfill in you. Today mercy comes to the forefront and speaks on your behalf and declares what God has for you it shall come to pass as long as you believe, trust, and hold on to His unchanging hand.
His grace becomes not your crutch or something you take for granted, but your true inner support of strength. Daily we depend on Him. Daily we need Him to reach way down into our lives and do the impossible, work where flesh and blood can’t and revive His purpose, His goodness, His anointing, and His will in me.
Grace is more than just a word to toss about. When the unworthiness of our being edges in, grace magnifies His love in showing what He freely gives. Grace speaks to the crevices of the heart and fills it with something indescribable, something wonderful and beyond compare. To bask in the newness of the grace bestowed upon me this day is to bask in the pleasure He seeks to give to a fallible creature such as I. To lay myself out before Him and feel His rays of peace shine down on me is the best way to start this day. Surrendering my all to Him. My desires. My failures. My hurts. And, even my expectations.
We all carry spiritual luggage from our previous days into the new day. Carrying about the weight of it and allowing it to slow our progress for what God has in store for our new. Lay it aside, dear Friend, and don that blessedness He so freely gives. Put on His grace and let it cover you where you feel you need to be covered. Let it build you where you feel the need for restoration, and let His grace carry you when it’s hard to hold yourself up and walk the days before you.
God’s grace is a beautiful thing. We know what we deserve, but we see what He gives in spite of it.
Grace, His love for us in action. The cross secured it for us, and daily His grace lets us know He’s in this for the long-haul. He is still fighting for us. He still believes in us and He is willing to pour on us abundantly what our lives can’t find anywhere else.
Father God, thank You for Your blessed grace. Words cannot express my gratitude for this anointed gift You so freely pour out into my life, but I hold the thought and truth of it near and dear to me, allowing it to wash over me and renew my steps and my life in You daily. It is so wonderful to see Your grace at work in my life personally today. No words of thanks will ever be enough, but Lord, I thank You anyway. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, I pray, AMEN!
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It amazes me how quickly we, as humans, and operating in our human nature, want to write things in the story of others that God never intended, nor did it come to His mind. We tend to write negative responses in the lives and the stories of others while forgetting that the very grace that was poured into our life, can be poured in another as well.
When we were in our messes; when we, as individuals, were outside of the will of God, God didn’t give up on us. He didn’t give things in our story that were not going to work out for our own good. Rather, in His grace, He made a way for our personal redemption. In His grace, He wrote a better ending to our story than we could ever imagine.
Before you judge another or look down on someone because the season they are in right now doesn’t look right to you, remember the grace that was once shown to you, and freely extend that same grace to another.
God’s grace is a beautiful thing and without it, none of us would be here today, and none of us could make it. None of us had the power to save ourselves. None of us was capable of doing for us what Jesus did. But God’s grace stepped in our lives and He raised us out of the muck and mire of our sins. He lifted us out of our personal ruts and restored us to something wonderful and with purpose.
Think on God’s grace today. Let it be that gentle reminder of what God has done for you, and let that motivate you to share this same grace toward another.
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Ephesians 2:8.