Responding to: Living in God's Grace
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July 16, 2014 5:44 PM
By God's grace I am redeemed! I will be attending Liberty online beginning in January of 2015. Until then, I am enjoying my time reading your blogs, and messages and basking in the grace and goodness of God through your example. I look forward to sharing this journey with you and going where I am going - with Jesus!
July 15, 2014 11:31 AM
I love the way God tells us His grace is sufficient everyday. A challenge to us is to make our grace sufficient to others everyday. What a difference this world would be if we all gave grace.
July 10, 2014 6:06 AM
How awesome it is to just be part of School community where Christ is the center of everything! Thank You Lord Jesus for bringing me to my fellow brothers and sisters, where we can continue to seek Education and fellowship with each other! That I am grateful for! God's Grace is so wonderful and too much for me to comprehend, so undeserving yet it is unconditional! There is no end. :)
July 7, 2014 3:32 PM
I a reminded of learning recently the definition of grace as defined in John 1: The original Greek of this is "charis". This description of Jesus is: "that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech." Using this definition, it is my daily goal to be of these attributes to my God and everyone that He created.
July 7, 2014 2:50 PM
I witnessed an example of God's grace while on a walk with my wife and our puppy, Mr. Julius. A lady and her siblings had stopped to talk to us about why we were pushing a dog around in a baby stroller. We explained that he is blind and deaf (since birth) and this is how we expand his world. As the conversation progressed she had informed us that she has a severe form of cancer. The doctors told her that she wouldn't live more that a couple of months - but it's been over two years now and by the grace of God she is still alive. She is out spreading God's hope to others who have cancer. They were good Christian people touched by the grace of God.
July 3, 2014 5:01 PM
Yes! Many people see His grace in me for God is love and we should show love to everyone and to give some encouraging word to everyone we meet. Be kind and follow God example His grace is sufficient.
July 3, 2014 4:04 PM
Grace. God's grace. There is an old saying "There by the grace of God go I." (John Bradford) It is such a hard concept, sometimes - especially when we feel we do not deserve it. But is not that the whole point? We are given something we do not deserve. When we are given this grace, we need to remember from whence it came. I agree with the others. We shouldn't start our prayers for things that we want/need. Take the time to remember to be grateful for the small things. For every good thing in your life. Today we received money that we were not counting on and I have been going crazy figuring out how to make ends meet this month. I have been asking God to provide what I cannot and He did. When I saw that check, I thanked God and praised Him for His awesome timing. It is through His grace that things like that happen. So, before you close your eyes tonight, remember to thank the Lord for all that you have, no matter how little it may seem. And also remember, "There by the grace of God go I."
July 2, 2014 9:51 PM
Grace, a gift I love to receive. I have only recently come to a deeper understanding of Grace. God's sold-out, unconditional, supernatural LOVE for us expressed by residing in us so we can seek and serve the lost. That He would use us, full of sin and imperfection is God's Grace for us. Knowing there is nothing I can do to earn His grace, nothing I can do to lose His Grace, brings such freedom to live for Him. Grace is what keeps me grounded in His will, moving in His ways and seeking Him through the word.
July 2, 2014 12:39 PM
Ted, I have always focused on the word unmerited in the most used definition of grace. But on this weekend while searching for a automobile, I remembered that it is unmerited "favor" of God. What a privilege and blessing to know that God's favor extends beyond the choices we've made, good or bad. Favor is not fair. I thank God for His grace and continue to search diligently for what God says I can have!
July 2, 2014 11:19 AM
That is so true. I begin my prayers by coming to God as humble as I know how and thanking Him for His grace and mercy which is new every morning. I am asking Him to order my steps on that day and I also thank God who is the word (John 1:1) for being a lamp unto my feet and that He may keep my mind so that I will not entertain anything contrary to His word.
July 1, 2014 3:33 AM
Grace, a word I have heard many times growing up, but never new what it meant. Grace at dinner, "Amazing Grace", let us bow our heads and give grace. At about 33 years old, I met a person as I look back was a angel and he shared JESUS with me and gave me my first Bible and a Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Well it was the greatest gift I ever had been given up until that point in Life. Grace was the first word I looked up. The word is used 128 times in the New Testament. What great tools the Father has given to us to get to know GOD so personal and intimate with each of His children. By the the blood of JESUS that washes us clean who came to save the world not destroy it. GLORY FOR EVER! AMEN.
June 27, 2014 9:02 AM
Oh Martin, you are so correct! I find by thanking God first for my many and continuous blessings only encourages me to seek Him more. It's funny, before my daughter left home for college, she laughed at me because I would be in the shower praising God and letting Him know how grateful I was for the water that I was using, for the strength to bathe myself, for the glorious day that hH has prepared for me. We sometimes take things for granted that God has blessed us with, but in order to be blessed with other things, be grateful of what God has already done for us.
June 25, 2014 7:54 PM
Martin ~ I agree. When I began to count my blessings, and even writing them down, I was overwhelmed by how blessed I was. It was as if God was overwhemling me with Himself!
June 24, 2014 11:42 AM
I think that we also need to remember to be grateful for our blessings. So many times we start our prayers asking God for whatever we are seeking. We need to start our prayers by thanking The Lord for our many blessings and then talk to God about our needs instead of asking for what we want. I know that this has improved my intimacy with Jesus. I enjoy talking to Him instead of talking at Him. God is so Good!
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