The prompt for this week is…
This week’s post will be short because we are going away for the weekend in a couple of hours and I still haven’t finished packing. But oh my…there’s so much I can write about grace. I once heard a definition of grace that I LOVE – Grace is God coming into us to do everything, to be everything, and to bear everything for us. Grace is not just something we say before meals, or not even just merely some kind of unmerited favor or outward blessing we receive from God. Someday I would love to do a word study of all the times the word “grace” occurs in the Bible. By looking at all the verses in which grace is mentioned, we can see that it is actually personified; grace can labor, reign, build up, nullify sin. Grace is the person of Christ Himself, not just objectively outside of us, but Christ coming into us and dwelling in us. When we enjoy Christ living in us, that is grace and this grace is our supply to live the Christian life.
And do you know what? This grace is measured in abundance! It is super-abounding and never runs out. All we need to do is come forward to the throne of grace and receive it. I enjoy praying in the mornings, “Lord, grant me my portion of grace today.” I need grace to do everything, whether it’s big or small. I need grace to pack, I need grace to be a mother, I need grace to bear the burdens I can’t bear. I need grace on the days when I feel like I can’t make it through the day and it’s only 10am and I especially need grace on the days when I feel like I can do it all by myself and I don’t need God’s help. Maybe that’s why so many books of the New Testament end with grace being with us, not blessings. The apostles knew that there really is no way for us to live the Christian life without it.
Grace be with you all this weekend!