Living a grace-filled life

Think a Minute:
In the Methodist Church, we talk much about a grace-filled life; that of living a life that extends grace to others as God extends His grace to us. We cannot receive salvation without the gift of God’s grace being extended to us (Ephesians 2:8). Grace is when God doesn’t give us the punishment we deserve, but instead gives us the good things we don’t deserve. When we know we don’t have something and can’t get it on our own, and He gives it to us, that is His grace! The Scriptures say that God “gives grace to the humble” (Proverbs 3:34). This means the good things that happen to us don’t depend on our efforts, but on our humble receiving God’s mercy and grace. Grace is when God takes our weakness and manifests His strength in us. That’s how His grace is sufficient for us. He dos it and we don’t. And…as God extends His grace to us in every way, so must we treat others the same. It’s the challenge of Christ to us. Here is a prayer for us to pray:
“Thank You Lord for Your grace that gives me far better than I deserve. Thank You, Jesus, for taking the consequences of my sin. Thank You for giving me the mind of Christ and Your wisdom and knowledge of the truth. I pray You will teach me all things of the kingdom of God. Help me to see Your kingdom every day and live in the gifts of grace You have given me. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever…. In Jesus’ name I pray… Amen and Amen!”
Pastor Rob Pesola
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