Monday, July 20, 2015

Go Get Grace

"Go get Grace...", she whispered and I quietly went to get her. Simple. I didn't think much about it at the time; however, while I was reading later on that evening, it hit me like a ton of bricks. GO GET GRACE!

You may be wondering, "Why do I need grace?" That's simple, my friend. We all fail, we're all guilty of sin, and no matter how hard we try each day, we'll never be good enough within our own abilities. It's something we understand best in the midst of sin, heartache, brokenness and suffering of this world. The wages of sin is death, but grace makes us alive. "But by the grace of God I am what I am..." I Corinthians 15:10, the apostle knew full well about the grace of God. We ALL need grace.

Yes, it's something every one of us needs. Something that none of us deserve. It can't be earned. Can't be bought. It is a gift God gives us, simply because He loves us. Amazing, huh? God's grace offers us salvation and the hope of eternity with Him. Yet, on a daily basis, His grace gives us strength to handle life's difficulties and trials. It provides us with guidance...but we have "Go get Grace." 

Remember, grace is a gift. God is a gentleman. If we want the grace of God to shine down on us and make a difference in our lives, we're going to have to go the the One who gives it - the Gift Giver. We can't be afraid or ashamed to admit that we need grace working in our lives. We have to unwrap the gift we've been blessed with and accept it. He's always there to help us, but we have to realize our desperate need. We can't do anything on our own without His grace. 

Today, I found Grace. When I did, I brought her back with me. God wants to bestow upon each of us this gift of grace. He has great things in mind for us. Now, we know where to find it. It's not a secret. We don't have to be hampered by the hopelessness of our sin and failures, Jesus paid the ultimate price to extend grace (and mercy) to us. All we have to do is go to Him, we're promised He won't send us back empty-handed. "But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:" Romans 5:20. Now, go get grace.

Lord, I often forget that grace is a gift from you.
Help me to realize I don't have to be bound by the sentence of sin.
I can open this gift you've provided and grow in grace.
Thank you that your grace exceeds my sin,
I can rest in knowing your grace is sufficient for me.