Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Power of Grace

"And now for a little while grace has been shown from the LORD our God, to leave us a remnant to escape, and to give us a peg in His holy place, that our God may enlighten our eyes and give us a measure of revival in our bondage." (Ezra 9:8 NKJV) Grace isn't just a girl's name. It is something amazingly special and wonderful that God gives to us. God gives us grace when we screw up soooooo bad we don't deserve to be forgive, but He does. He says I love you so much, and want to be with you so much, that if you're truly sorry I forgive you and you can still be with me in Heaven. With God's grace we don't have to do anything. He gives us this gift because He loves us. Not only that God forgives us over and over and over again. This leaves always leaves us an opening to find our way back to Him when we stray...not only to be with Him in Heaven someday but also to reveal Himself, and His ways to us, and to renew us. And, not only can we receive God's grace, but we can give it as well. We are to be like-minded as Christ, so God wants us to freely give grace like He gives to us. What a special gift to give to someone!...forgiving them even when they don't deserve it, and giving them a second chance. This week try being a more GRACE-ful person! Love, Beau