Grace. That’s what God showed to Abraham in his impatience to wait for the promise of Isaac. Grace is God allowing the Israelites to see the Promised Land after they constantly turned their backs on Him. Grace is God sending a Savior to a dying world who constantly rejects Him, His truth, and His love.
I certainly don’t deserve God’s grace, but who really does? The hard truth is, not one of us will ever be worthy enough, pure enough, or righteous enough to be legitimate beneficiaries of God’s grace—but Jesus canceled that way of thinking when He died on the cross; and when God looks at us He sees the blood of His precious son—the Lamb of God who sacrificed His life because of. . .grace.
Isn’t that so beautiful? God gave us a gift that we would never be worthy of, but His son paid the ultimate price and we’re always seen as worthy in His eyes. I get so overwhelmed with emotion when I think of how unfit a recipient I am and He still chooses to gift grace to me, to us.
So how do we pay God back for the gift of grace? We really can’t. We don’t have anything that God wants or needs; however, He does want what’s best for us and we can race to extend grace on a horizontal level. In a world where unkindness has grown exponentially and patience seems to be a thing of the past, we women of God can strive to set a different tone by operating in the grace of God, not only as recipients, but as givers.
I believe grace is a gift that should keep on giving and God doesn’t merely extend grace for us to have redemption, but for us to be that redemption to others—not in a self-righteous way as to boast in ourselves—but in the same loving and compassionate manner that God gives which will ultimately point back to Him so that He is glorified.
When we position our hearts to give grace, I believe it’s one way that we become the best version of God’s goodness in this world, so let’s become an army of Grace Girls this season—humbly embracing the gift we do not deserve and giving it back to the world around us.
For it is by Grace that you have been saved, through faith—and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9
Dear Heavenly Father, I want to thank you for your endless grace. I pray that you would strengthen my heart to embrace your grace as I practice giving it to those around me. Please protect my heart from fear and worry as I seek to pursue the Holy life that you have called me to. I pray that you would continue to shape and mold me into the virtuous woman that you have destined me to be so that I can spread your goodness throughout the entire universe, in the precious name of Jesus I pray, Amen.