Wednesday, August 7, 2013

His Grace Gives Amazing Things



Your grace amazes me...reason for my daughter's middle name.




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


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 too, showed your grace, and you in return loved that person even more and that grace they showed you caused you to want to make a change because of the love, forgiveness and compassion they showed even while you were 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  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 one that if you do this then 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.  Just take what God has given you and follow his instructions they will never lead you astray,  Know that His grace is genuine and it is for you to be successful!

God Bless,

Toccara

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