Posted in Journey to Understand Grace

Thankful for Grace

As I continue on my journey to understand grace, I continue to find out how much deeper and how many more layers there are to grace than I previously understood. God is definitely teaching me a lot about grace that I never realized before or didn’t really understood to the level I am beginning to now. It’s awesome!

(Here is a recap of my journey so far: Irony of Grace, Gift of Grace, and Insanity of Grace)

The more I realize just how amazing grace is, and how much it encompasses, the more thankful I become for grace. That fact that grace is something I don’t deserve but am still offered; that all the different gifts that are a part of grace that I am being offered; and even the fact that God’s grace is offered to me in the midst of the moments that prove why I don’t deserve it have shown me just how amazing grace is and why I should be so thankful for the grace that has been given and offered to me.

God offers us salvation…something we don’t deserve. God offers us forgiveness…something we don’t deserve. God offers us his love…something we don’t deserve. God offers us mercy, kindness, and so on…all things we don’t deserve.

We have a lot to be thankful for when it comes to grace. I definitely have a lot to be thankful for because of the grace offered me.

As we continue to understand grace more and more, it becomes very evident just how thankful we need to be. And the more we become thankful for the grace being offered us, the more we will begin to live in that thankfulness for grace which will lead us to desire to show that grace to others as well.

Honestly, why wouldn’t we want to show it to others? Once we get the point of realizing how amazing grace is, and that leads us to be truly thankful for the grace being offered us, it only makes sense to begin to live in that grace. When we are living in the truth of that grace in our lives, we allow it to change our lives, and the grace in us from God will naturally begin to be shown to others through our lives.

Those who understand best the grace they have been shown will be the ones most willing to share that grace with others. When those who realize they don’t deserve the gift of grace being given to them, and they truly become thankful for it, the more willing they will be gladly show that grace to others around them.

1 John 4:11 says “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another”

1 John 4:19 says “We love because he first loved us”

Jesus tells a parable in Matthew 18:23-35 about how we are to show others mercy because we have been shown mercy ourselves

You will know those who are thankful for the grace they have been offered and received because they will gladly show that grace to others.

Are you thankful for the undeserved gifts of grace that you have been offered and received? Do you gladly and willingly show grace to others?

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Father. Speaker. Author of 'Blurred Vision' and 'Enough'. World Traveler. Passionate about searching, knowing, teaching, and living the truth of God's Word. Living in awe of God's Grace.

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