by Sandra Allen Lovelace @SandraALovelace #WallflowerWomen
“Our grasp of God’s grace is the fuel that feeds the life of faith.” I pondered my friend’s words for years, but a devotional study on grace is what deepened my understanding.
Grace is not simply a prayer before a meal. It’s not a warm, fuzzy feeling prompted by an act of kindness. Grace is the active component of love. When we love someone we offer them whatever we have to give—encouragement, support, provision, protection, forgiveness.
God is infinite and perfect. His wisdom, power, and love are expressed through His grace.
1) Grace ignites our personal relationship with the One who calls us to be His own.
For by grace you have been saved through faith (Ephesians 2:8).
2) Grace is not a one-time, stagnant gift. It expands as that relationship develops.
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).
3) Grace can meet every one of our needs fully, no matter the circumstances or the day.
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency
in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).
Are you catching this?
God’s grace has no limits. It’s more than ample, adequate, capable to solve every problem, calm every storm, take care of every single ‘issue’. And He exercises His grace to all those who come to Him and rest in Him as a dear friend.
That’s my plan. Will you join me?
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace,
that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
Not sure what I’m talking about?
Send me a message. I’m praying for you.
*ESV, unless otherwise noted, emphasis mine throughout