Faith and Grace

The magnificent gift of grace–that wonderful gift that joins our humanity with the power and wonder of our powerful God.  Grace that has been defined as God’s unmerited favor.  My working definition is God meeting us at the point of need.  I am so glad for God’s grace and mercy.  Showing up when I feel my faith is small.  Helping me through dark and difficult times.  Oh how I depend on His grace.

At times it is undefinable.  It seemed elusive to me as a young Christian.  Pick up a concordance and simply read some of the descriptive words surrounding grace.

Undeserved  Acts 15:11 We believe that we are all saved the same way, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus.

Wonderful Romans 5:21  So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Overflowing 2 Corinthians 9:14 And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you.  Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words.

Marvelous  Galatians 1:15  But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace.

It is often coupled together with Kindness.  Ephesians 1:7 He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.

I think you get the picture.  We need his grace.  This morning I wrote another blog called Faith and Waiting.  I lost it somewhere in cyberspace.  However I also found out some news that is difficult for our family, but I cannot be more specific right now.  Please pray for us.  Philippians 4:6-7 is very applicable right now.  Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.  His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

My Lord knows the way through the wilderness, all I need is to follow.

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