Today, I'm sharing with you words from a post from 2012. I believed it when I wrote it then, and I totally believe it now:
|Bald Knob Cross, Alto Pass, IL|
Instead, He gave the gift of His Son for people who really didn't deserve it (me included).
I didn't come from wealth and privilege.
I'm not the offspring of celebrities.
I have messed up, time and again.
I'm not a mental genius, but I'm smart enough to recognize a wonderful deal when I see one.
Ephesians 2:4-6 (HCSB) But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love that He had for us, made us alive with the Messiah even though we were dead in trespasses. You are saved by grace! Together with Christ Jesus He also raised us up and seated us in the heavens,
Grace means unmerited favor. I don't deserve Christ's love and provision. By grace, I get it anyway.
What do I have to give up to receive grace? - just a life filled with mistakes leading down a wrong path. I had to give up wanting my own way.
Sounds like the deal of an eternity to me ...
I'm linking this post up with the community at The Loft. Won't you join us and read other posts of thankfulness?
I'm also linking with the community at Word of God Speak. The Word has a lot to say about grace. What say you?