But For Grace
God is a grace giver. Yet we find it oh so hard to receive this grace. Not because of Him but because of us. Our ego, broken hearts, disbelief, shame, failures, guilt, rejection, self-hatred, inhibit us from truly receiving this divine gift of grace that chases and outruns us.
We allow the enormity of our sin to blind us from the enormous grace giving power of God. It is so much easier for us to accept His comfort from our troubles because Lord knows we need the relief but for some reason we choose prison over pardon when it comes to God.
But accepting His grand gift of grace…A gift we definitely do not deserve but so greatly need…We find ourselves running from it instead of bathing ourselves in it. Thank God that He is greater.
My friends, grace is new math that our human logic and finite wisdom cannot comprehend. It states that where sin abounds, the grace that wells up – abounds in such measure that it will overcome it. It will cover it, remove it, and redeem us to a state of being untainted. It is only through faith can we receive it.
I’ll be honest: My mind cannot conceive this, my heart wants to believe it but struggles but my soul… oh my soul longs deeply for it. A desire to be seen as the way He ultimately designed me to be.
But oh the sin…
I find myself in the futile exercise of digging deep wells within trying to will myself to accept this grace and daily I have to remind myself that this stream of living water comes from above not within.
But oh the grace…
The living water of grace and forgiveness that I so desperately need is poured out from Heaven in the lifting of my life in ultimate surrender when my heart finally marries my confession.
By faith, I choose to live my life by the Math of Grace.
The sum of it is this:
God’s grace is sufficient!
All that passing laws against sin did was produce more lawbreakers. But sin didn’t, and doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we call grace. When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it. Grace, because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah, invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without end. – Rom 5: 20-21