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Grounding Grace

God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white water, riptide, turn-you-upside-down to it! Grace comes after you! Max Lucado

Powerful words and everlasting truth.  If you have experienced God’s grace, you would wholeheartedly agree – there is an undeserved and simple wildness to it.

We stand tall in God’s grace. We are imperfect people, deeply loved by a perfect God. For it is by (this) grace we have been saved, through faith – and this, not from ourselves, it is a gift from God. (Ephesians 2.8)

As our hatred for and awareness of our sin increases, we desperately need a biblical view of the grace of God. We need the Scriptures to paint a clear picture of who God is and how much he loves us in Christ Jesus. We need to see the God of the Scriptures who is so gracious, it blows our minds — bringing us to tears and repentance. Philip Holmes

We are loved and we matter.

A few days ago, I was quietly reading my Bible and a train came thundering down the track – loud and heavy. Our house began to shake at its foundations and as I waited for the end of the train to pass, I stayed in a place of respect and awe as I reflected on the power of God.

Shortly after the train passed, my husband began watering the flower box outside the open window and I could hear and feel the gentle sprinkle of water. Immediately, my mind went to the grace of God – the gentle sense of His love for, delight in and acceptance of us.

Throughout the Scriptures, the message of this amazing grace is proclaimed. In Exodus 34.6,7, we are reminded that our God is “merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin.” 

No other religion emphasizes this kind of amazing and divine grace the way the Bible does.

His grace covers me. This is all I know. All I need.

My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.  2 Corinthians 12.9a

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