Grace is one of those words we hear all the time, but do we personally know what it means?
Grace is something we could never earn,
but are given freely through relationship with Jesus.
Grace is what empowers and transforms us.
It’s what continually works in us and changes us.
It cleans up our hearts, it refreshes us and renews us.
Father, we ask for wisdom and revelation to dive deep into the gift of Your grace.
Help us to understand all that it encompasses, walk in it daily and extend it to others. In the name of Jesus, amen 💙
Here is what the Bible has to say about grace:
But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
1 Peter 5:10
And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.
2 Chronicles 30:9b
For the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
So that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!
But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.
For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
2 Corinthians 13:14
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.
- Carly Lynn // @car1ylynn