Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Grace. It's Not All About You.

Grace is God's unmerited favor. Grace is God doing good for us that we do not deserve. Mercy is God withholding judgment or evil that I deserve; Grace and Mercy is not having a license to live without taking responsibility for what you do

If the world were full of Christians
who knew that being a Christian
is more than going to church, and teaching Sunday School alone, we would be too busy serving rather than looking to see what we don't have.

Those who live their lives according to God’s will, serving Him as their main purpose, those who practice what Jesus taught every day, with everyone they meet,
loving and helping their neighbors, friends, families and those that God has placed at the end of our fingertips.

You don't get to choose when you do this. We're all called to humility, we're all to submit to those in authority over us. It doesn't matter if you're 10 or 80 years old. God gives grace, it's a gift that we do not deserve. Grace is not a tool to manipulate those we're called to serve. Grace is not an expected measuring device of how much you can get away with in life. Grace is not for you to go beyond the boundaries and for you decide that others must comply to your wants. Grace is not your demands placed on others. You do not demand grace from others. Grace is a gift and that grace is undeserved.

Your thanks, your service, your practice, your love, your help, your humility, your submission, they are to be offered to the Lord as worship.

That is your measuring tool that you alone can use to determine how you show the Lord your thanks for His gift of Grace.

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