The Power Of Grace…

The Lord’s grace is so important in our lives. The Bible teaches us that each and every person has fallen short of the glory of God and that there is not one person who is without sin. Therefore everyone needs the grace of God in their lives. Many people do not want to acknowledge that they need the grace of Jesus Christ; but God’s grace is all around us and in every circumstance we encounter.

So what is grace? Grace is the unmerited favor of God. It is something that is undeserved, but He chooses to give it to us anyway. The ultimate display of grace was the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He went to the cross willingly so that each person could be reconciled to the Father, and so that each person could live a life of liberty and abundance in Him. He died and rose again so that every person could experience grace and forgiveness. The Bible says in John 3:16; “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

So how do you walk in God’s grace? Though God’s grace is a free gift, you can enter into the fullness of His grace through repentance. Come before Jesus and ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and welcome Him into your heart; and then seek Him daily in humility. It is through a humble and repented heart that you can receive the grace of God in your life.

In John 8:4-7 it says;

Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing Him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with His finger. When they kept on questioning Him, He straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”

This is a depiction of the Lord’s grace towards this woman and to each human being. He could have allowed them to stone her, but instead He extended grace towards her and corrected the people for their hypocrisy. The Bible teaches us that the Lord’s mercy triumphs over His judgment, and that His grace is sufficient enough for us. The Lord desires that each person would come to repentance in their lives and enter into His abundant grace.

Although the Lord’s grace is available for each life, the Bible does warn us that we should never use the grace of God as an excuse to sin. The Bible also teaches us that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). This does not mean being scared of God; but having a reverence for Him, obeying His voice, respecting His commandments, and knowing that He is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lord’s. We are humbled in His Presence; and it is only through grace that we can stand before Him and have a relationship with Him.

Today we want to encourage you to seek the Lord in repentance and accept Him into your heart to be the Lord of your life. His grace is abundant for you and He is calling you to take a step of faith towards Him this day. His hand is extended towards you and all you need to do is take it. You can start by praying this prayer aloud to Him;

Dear Lord Jesus,

I ask that You would forgive me of my sins and wash me clean with Your blood. I welcome You into my heart to be the Lord of my life. I ask for Your grace and mercy in my life and I welcome the Holy Spirit to be with me and guide me. Forgive me for grieving You Lord, and for using grace as an excuse to sin. I ask that You would help me to walk in Your ways and be obedient to Your voice.

In Jesus Name I Pray,