Saved by Grace! 2
“But if it is by grace, it is no longer based on works; otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.” Romans 11:6
I am not going to lie to you; life could have been more difficult if God’s grace was totally absent or nonexistent because life without grace is like a life-like living without oxygen. It is like a life without shape, form, and order. In other words, life becomes awkward or uncoordinated and meaningless. But thanks be to God because His grace is always there, and we can use it to our advantage to coordinate our lives and transform our thinking which results in the renewal of our minds and hearts without condemnation.
Through grace, God has given us an opportunity for growth and development. He has given us the ability to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally, and spiritually in ways that will help us reach our full potential through Christ. This is why we should be thankful for all the blessings God has given us in Jesus Christ. Because it’s God’s grace we experience every day, and that wasn’t in our control this year. Have you reminded yourself of how much God has blessed you and the grace He bestows upon you?
The psalmist remembered God’s grace and said, “Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits; who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.” Psalm 103:2-3.
The grace of God that takes us from ordinary to extraordinary must be appreciated in every moment and every day of our life. I know for some of you, it might not look like you suppose to give thanks, but if you think deeply, you will realize that it was the GRACE of God that kept you through. So I want you to take a moment and appreciate the beauty of God, the loving-kindness of God, the perfection of God, the air that you breathe, the healing, and the transformation of every moment.
Brethren, don’t let me deceive you; we live every moment because of God, grace, and Mercy. He saved us from death, accident, sickness, disease, and above all, from the hand of the enemy. The enemy wants you six feet beneath the ground, but God said: “You will not die, but to live and fulfill destiny.” Think more in-depth about the moment, not about tomorrow, but the ‘moment,’ then begins to appreciate God for all he has done for you. When you appreciate God, you allow grace to fill every space of your life. Hallelujah! Praise the LORD, O my soul. Psalm 146:1
I pray that you will always find a reason to thank God for every moment in your life in Jesus’ name. Amen.