What Does God’s grace in your life mean? Have you ever questioned if God’s grace is really for you? The bible tells us that God is kind and gracious. Do you struggle to believe this? The truth of the matter is we feel that we do not deserve God’s grace for all the wrongs we have done.
That being said, I thought with Good Friday a few days away there is no better time to write about God’s grace.
IS GOD’S GRACE REALLY FOR EVERYONE?
Absolutely Yes! God’s grace is for everyone. Once we recognize the magnitude of our Sins we become increasingly more aware of God’s grace that he has lovingly shown to us time and time again!
QUESTIONS WE TEND TO ASK ABOUT GOD’S GRACE
- Do you really love me, God?
- Why are you so patient with me?
- How can you continually show me grace?
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF GRACE?
The definition of Grace according to Webster’s Dictionary in order to explain God’s grace.
Unmerited divine assistance is given humans for their regeneration or sanctification. A virtue coming from God. A state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance.
I want to start by sharing a few ways that God shows Grace to ALL and on a more personal level also. Both of these lists can go on and on because God’s grace is never-ending. I am so very thankful for that and I hope you are as well?
IS GOD’S GRACE THE SAME GRACE WE EXTEND TO EACH OTHER?
No! We fail by setting boundaries and/or have ulterior motives for extending grace. That being said in our humanness, we tend to view God’s grace towards us in the same fashion. You and I are broken, lost, and sinful and human grace doesn’t compare to God’s grace.
That being said the mercy and grace we extend to one another is not the same as God’s grace which is never-ending and untainted. God’s love for us has no boundaries.
HOW IS GOD’S GRACE DISPLAYED TOWARDS US?
- Rescuing Sinners like you and I who can do NOTHING to save ourselves.
- Saving us from eternal torment in Hell.
- Sending His only Begotten Son to die a painful death on the cross so that we might be reconciled to him and received into heaven.
Jesus Christ obediently took a brutal punishment and painful death on a Rugged Roman Cross. Jesus suffered on our behalf to bare the wrath of God. YOU and I deserve God’s wrath whereas His only begotten perfect Son did not. Jesus took OUR place.
THAT IS THE DEFINITION OF GRACE!
GOD’S GRACE TOWARDS ME
- Saving my soul.
- Eternal life in Heaven.
- Gifting me with my Husband – Mike.
- Blessing me with two healthy Children – Becky and Mark.
- Four beautiful Grandchildren in order of birth…Tyler, Gabriella, Kali, and Gavin.
- Blessing me with 4 1/2 months with my first grandchild Tyler, that he still uses to bless others.
- Not giving up on me when I rejected him over and over again.
- Rescuing me from a Fifteen-year abusive Marriage.
- Saving me from a suicide attempt when I no longer wanted to live.
- Giving me a car to drive.
- A roof over my head.
- A warm bed to sleep in.
- Food on my table.
- Clothes on my body.
- Blessing me with a Job, where I can help others, who are dealing with Cancer.
We desperately need Bible verses that clearly tells us about God’s grace. The scriptures found in God’s word give us a clear picture of who God is and how much he loves us.
He sent Jesus to pay our ransom taking the full wrath of God upon himself. This alone should bring us to tears and repentance and we should be truly convicted by this!
BIBLE VERSES ABOUT GOD’S GRACE
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says, God resists the proud But gives grace to the humble. James 4:6
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8
Not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:9
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21
The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is NO distinction. Romans 3:22
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
And are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. Romans 3:24
In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. Ephesians 1:7
Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began? 2 Timothy 1:9
For the law was given through Moses, grace, and truth came through Jesus Christ. John 1:17
For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace. 1 Peter 4:10
Whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter 4:11
In Closing on Is God’s Grace Really For Everyone?
Friends, can I Encourage you, to think of the ways, God has shown YOU his Grace in your life? It is so hard for ME to fathom, the Grace that God shows ME, on a daily basis! It leads ME to Tears!
I honestly believe that if we would spend our quiet time with God in Prayer and reading HIS word our attitudes for his Grace in our lives would lead us in a closer walk and a deeper relationship with our Savior.
I am in Awe, Breathless, and Speechless, for the LOVE he has for ME! Doesn’t it do the same for you, sweet friend? I sure do hope it does. Where would we be today if we didn’t have God’s Grace?
There are so many lost, broken, and hurting world, need Jesus in their life. We may be the ONLY witness of God they see. May we be a good witness today for them to see the Love of God so they too may receive God’s Grace that unending!
If you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior don’t push away the hope in Christ for salvation today sweet friend because you need to consider your eternity. It’s one of two places there is NO in-between…Heaven or Hell.
I have a whole section dedicated to Christian living if you want to read more on God’s grace and love for you!