Thursday, 4 August 2011

G - Grace

Grace is God's unmerited favour.  We do not deserve it but because He loves us so much, He pours it out on us.

What does the word say about God's grace?
Gen 6 v 8:  But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord
Why?  There was so much sin at the time of Noah, but Noah chose to do what was right in the eyes of the Lord so the Lord extended grace - and Noah and his family were the only people saved from the flood.  Oh, that we should find favour in God's eyes!

Ps 84 v 11:  For the Lord God is a sun and a shield; The lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
There it is again - walk uprightly - and God extends His grace, withholding no good thing!

John 1 v 17:  For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
We are saved through grace in Christ Jesus and not be a set of laws.  The law is there to protect us, but we are made acceptable through Christ - God's grace extended to us - His children!

2 Cor 12 v 9(a):  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."  
I think this means that the weaker we are, the less we do things in our strength and lean on Christ, the stronger He shows in our lives.  Like it says in His word - we get the victory, but the glory is His!


Eph 2 v 8:  For by the grace you have been saved, through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.
Salvation, grace - gifts from God

Our victory - being saved, living in eternity with Him
His glory - He did it, Him alone, not by our strength!

We should extend grace (undeserved, unmerited favour) to those who irritate, annoy, hurt, or are rude to us.  Its undeserved and therefore all the more the impact will be to those to whom we extend it!


I trust God will extend His grace to you as you search His word and walk His road, and as you extend grace to others.

God bless
Tracy

14 comments:

  1. Let's be honest, without grace we'd have nothing.

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  2. This reminds me of a phrase from a hymn . . . "grace that is greater than all our sin."

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  3. I am so glad Jesus did not give me what I truly deserve which is death and a life of living in hell. But because of Grace He gave me life when I accepted Him as Lord and Savior...Never take His Grace for granted...it cost Him everything!

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  4. I am very thankful that God's grace goes far beyond our ability to extend grace. Thank you for the reminder!
    Pam at www.encourage.blogspot.com

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  5. Great post Tracy, or should I say Gracy? Congrats on your awards!

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  6. Unmerited favor - His grace is more than enough for me.

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  7. Something so special, so treasured, yet do we really realize how important grace is? Grace is truly a gift from God that we should never take for granted.

    Oh, and congrats on your two awards. :)

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  8. What a beautiful collection of verses on God's amazing grace that He lavishes on us so freely! What a refreshing read this morning!

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  9. Hi Stefanie - You said it

    Hi Glenda - I've never heard that, but so true. His grace is humbling

    Hi Desiray - I am realising more and more how awesome God's grace is. I never want to take it for granted!

    Hi Pam - very well put!

    Hi Marja - Gracy? Hmm, My family might disagree and say Crazy. thanks though.

    Hi Lisa - I am learning that slowly but surely

    Hi Mrs Wildflower - thank you, did you see I sent one on to you? I never want to take God's grace for granted

    Hi Susan - God's word is awesome.

    Ladies - your comments bless me greatly.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  10. I hate to think of where I would be without His grace. I don't deserve it, but He so freely gives.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  11. Oh Tracy, I love this..."the weaker we are, the less we do things in our strength and lean on Christ, the stronger He shows in our lives." So good, so good! The weaker we are in our own efforts, the stronger He is in His!
    That's powerful!!! Thank you for sharing!
    ~Erin
    www.mynuggetsoftruth.blogspot.com

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  12. Forgot to tell you...I put your beautiful button on my blog!!
    ~Erin

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  13. Hi Joan - me too, without His grace I would be nothing

    Hi Erin - you are a great encourager and I really appreciate it. thank you for grabbing my button, you may be the first one!

    Thank you ladies, your comments mean a lot to me.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  14. Hi Tracy~Without His grace I am nothing! Love the scriptures you used. Ephesians 2:8 Thank You Lord!

    Blessings in Him...Chelle

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