Thursday, February 25, 2010

givers of grace

"What our world needs more than anything is grace.  Not more talk about grace - but grace that seeks out lost people like God does.  Grace with skin on it - because people are born to run from God without it." -- John Burke, No Perfect People Allowed, page 90

I wrote about grace yesterday and how we need to run to grace.  Today I have these two quotes: one above and another below.  I just ask that you spends some time thinking about what grace is and how you give that grace to other people.

It is by the shear grace of God that we have been saved.  It is God's grace that keeps us close to Him, and it is God's grace that we must be giving away.  My prayer is that we will be more and more like Jesus as we become givers of grace.

"When we live in the light, not denying our sins and struggles but letting the light of Christ illuminate them and cleanse us from them, the result is that we have deep community and connection with one another." -- John Burke, No Perfect People Allowed, page 90

Ephesians 2:5 (NLT) --- that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God's grace that you have been saved!)

Colossians 1:6 (NLT) --- This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God's wonderful grace.

2 Corinthians 4:15 (NLT) --- All of this is for your benefit. And as God's grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.

2 Corinthians 9:8 (NLT) --- And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

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