Trusting in God’s Grace Alone

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We walk by faith, not by sight – 2 Corinthians 5:7

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV

Out of His fullness, we have all received grace in place of grace already given.John 1:16 NIV

Grace is what we need most. Deep down in the quiet dark of night we know we have not lived up to our own standards of goodness, love and holiness let alone God’s standard. Because of our brokenness, weakness and lostness, we can’t come to God, so God came to us in Christ. Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.”  And because Christ lives, grace lives. Grace for your every wrong, grace for your everyday, grace for your every fear, grace for your every challenge, grace for salvation, grace for living, grace for dying, grace for eternity—Grace equals Jesus. Jesus equals grace. Grace lives because He does, works because He works and matters because He matters. To be saved by grace is to be saved by Him—not an idea, not a creed, not a doctrine, not a church membership, not by good deeds, but by Jesus Himself who will enfold into His arms anyone who will receive His gift of grace through faith.

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Reflection Question:

Have you received God’s gift of grace? Do you live in it each day?

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, by faith I receive your gift of grace to save me from my sins, to hold me in your love, to mold me to be more like Christ and to show me your glory.

Scripture:

See to it that no one misses the grace of God.Hebrews 12:5

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