Friday, November 2, 2012

Thankful for Grace

I am so thankful God didn't require me to earn my way to heaven, because I know me.  I would have messed it up somehow.

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 eternity to me ...


All during the month of November, I will be sharing my gratitude for all God has given me. I'm joining Joyful Reader on her Giving Thanks Challenge at her blog, Encouragement for Daily Bible Reading. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Grace was a topic that I discussed over at my blog last week. I am so thankful for the "unmerited favor" of my God! I know I don't always give grace like I should and that is part of the "reconstruction" going on in this body, mind, and soul.
Wow, you had a lot of posts to get out on Friday...LOL!