Thursday, March 30, 2017

we do grace

That is a quote often found on a plaque or picture hanging in someone’s house.  It really is an example of grace lived out.  It means a lot to me.

I was sitting in a friend’s office recently and read this quote near the door:

Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live.”

I am not sure who to attribute either quote to, but I do know that the origin from the beginning would be God.  Grace is not only something our God gives to people.  Grace is part of our God’s character.  He gives grace and greater grace.

It isn’t cheap.  It isn’t free.  Grace often lifts heavy weights off of shoulders and allows people to breath easier.  Grace really is a way to live life after you have experienced real and lasting grace.

What keeps you from receiving and giving grace?  That isn’t an easy question to answer.

Proverbs 16:18  NKJV
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Philippians 2:3  NLT
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.

Proverbs 11:2  NLT
Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

James 4:6  NLT
And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

That is enough to think through.  May we be found doing grace.

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