Monday, June 24, 2013

Strong Enough Because Of His Grace

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.  Ezekiel 36:26-27 NIV

The one thing I am digging deeper into is God's Grace.  I am just seeing how amazing it is and how Grace is the one thing that we don't deserve yet God gives it to us freely.  God surrounds us in every situation, every part of our lives with Grace.  It is the one thing that helps us grow.  The more we see that God did for us even when we continue to mess up, it allows us to want to please him simply because he gave us something that he did not have to give.
God's grace is amazing.  As today I was studying on it and really stumbled across this scripture and really wanted to dig deeper into grace, I found that when we use grace it is just the surface.  It goes beyond just knowing that God gives us what we don't deserve.  That unmerited favor.  It is that Voice, that is calling us to change.   It's not about God giving us grace when we are being stupid and still helping us anyway but it is to cause us to change.  It's like a relationship with someone.  When you make a mistake and you know it is a terrible one, but the person that you have caused that great pain to showed your grace and you loved that person even more and it caused you to want to make a change because of the love, forgiveness and compassion they showed even in your mess.  That is what Grace is.  It gives you the power to change.  When you experience his grace and understand a portion of what it means it has the power to help you actually be successful at that change.  God designed this just for us.  He gave us grace before we were even put on this earth so it is a constant renewal a constant change of heart.  That is what this scripture is.    God gives us the newness.  He gives he gives the spirit we need to continue in grace and to never take for granted again.   God is the only relationship we have in the world that is not if you do this I will do that.  It is not on barter.  Grace is what he has given us and we can't do anything to gain it or keep it.   God gives us exactly what we need to
 make it thought the things we  go through he gives us grace!  God was gracious enough to give us a part of him so that we can make it through this life.   You are strong enough for this life because of his grace.


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