If I get it all together, what if I mess it up? Take a step too far, misjudge the gap? What then? Learn to let go of a performance-based system of righteousness, always on stage before God. Holiness isn’t a role that you play, trying to be the good Christian who has it all together.
Grace is like oxygen; we simply must have it in order to breathe and survive the crazy days on this planet. Like air that fills our lungs and fuels the cells of our bodies, we are often unaware that we are constantly breathing grace. As we begin this new year, how many ways is grace expressed in your life?
Are we neglecting the one gift we really need?
It’s been a busy week around here. Spring has finally sprung and we are gearing up for spring break. Yippee! Tuesday I had a post up with The Military Navs, which I am super excited to be invited to participate with. Today, marks my first contribution on the team…
Have you ever looked at your self, added up your good points, subtracted out your not-so-pretty traits, and then started in on all the reasons why God shouldn’t bother with you? Many of us can be tempted to see our faults and mistakes as things that will always hold us back, tethering our feet to the past and tainting our future.
The gift of grace is given, but our job it to receive it, to reach out and take hold of this treasure so lovingly given. We can only receive by believing. Faith is the energy that empowers our hearts to take hold of grace. Grace of God given in Christ is a gift to be unwrapped and lived in. How often have we left this precious gift unused on the shelf of our self-sufficiency?
How often have we received the fullness of God with mental belief, but denied the power of the gift in the way we choose to go about our day?