Grace can be someone’s name…

Grace can be referred to as what we say before a meal…

Grace can be an attribute given to an athlete or certain animals… normally called, “Graceful”…

Grace can refer to poise… elegance…

Grace, in financial terms, can be a period of time given for a delayed payment…

In the worldly terms, this is about all it means but in God’s terms…

IT MEANS SO MUCH MORE!

Grace brings us back to life!

He bought us with the price of His life… that is grace! We don’t deserve it and can’t repay it… we are incapable. We can’t work to pay off our debt and nor are we indentured servants – He tells us that the We are free indeed!

So what are we to do then?

First, we receive the gift by faith!

Second, we come to understand that this gift is empowering us to do the work an fulfill the plan He has for us! Which is a great big ginormous plan!

Third, we are to share… give it away to others!

OUR REALITY

Yet, so often we try to do it all our own. We are told to just handle it… pull ourselves up by our bootstraps.. put our big girl panties on, suck it up buttercup… etc. We have grace at our right hand but we neglect it, refuse it with the words…. “I GOT THIS!”

The truth is that most of the time we don’t got it. We are overwhelmed… but we just hunker down and try to just survive.

Not only that, we live in the shadow of our past, when grace has set us free. Why do we continue to drag around the past that we are supposed to be done with? Why do we continue to flirt with the past and the things that brought us down to the bottom of the pit last time? Grace has paid the price for our freedom, while we are flirting with disaster! We have the power to run and not grow tired and soar on wings like eagles and yet we find ourselves content with rolling around in the mud… why?

The reality is we haven’t fully grasped the gift that has been placed in our hearts. We have received it but it’s like we haven’t unwrapped it… nor have we plummeted into its depths, which have no end.

Grace has redeemed us from the fall while we are still circling the drain…

Let grace grip you… let it help you be done with the baggage of a past that has been bought and paid for!

Be free… embraced by grace!

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