Have you ever received a gift for no reason. There was no holiday or special day to celebrate but you were given a gift “just because”. You did nothing to deserve it, you didn’t earn it but the person giving it just wanted to express their love. We often have a hard time with that don’t we? We want to give a gift in return or somehow be deserving of it. The gift was simply given out of love and friendship.
God’s grace is like that. I can’t earn it. I can’t do anything to deserve it. I don’t deserve to have my sins forgiven. I don’t deserve to spend eternity in heaven with Jesus.
But God showed His grace by saving me from sin's punishment when I trusted in Jesus. God also shows His grace by giving me strength and guidance. He cares for me. It’s in His free gift of grace that I can have strength to handle life’s hard circumstances.
It is truly a gift to be able to depend on God each day for the grace I need to live for Him. Apart from His grace I couldn’t live for Him and I certainly would not be able to offer grace to others. It is because of Him I am able.
Thank you Jesus for Your amazing gift of grace, not only in regards to my salvation but the grace I need daily to live."For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8).
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