What is grace? How would you define this mysterious concept? Last week I shared five things I’ve learned about grace. Here are the other five lessons I’ve discovered about this wonderful, unforgettable gift:
6. Grace Is Undeniable
I’ve often testified to the reason for my lengthy marriage success: God’s grace. Through decades of trials and terrors, of lessons and blessings, God has lavished His grace on us. We have done nothing to deserve His faithfulness. And we cannot deny that it has been His grace that has not only sustained us but has strengthened our love for one another.
Jesus’ disciples could not deny God’s power and grace in their lives after Jesus’ Resurrection. God’s Spirit moved in such a way that others recognized it could not have been these ordinary men who did such extraordinary things. It was God’s amazing grace at work.
With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace was so powerfully at work in them all. Acts 4:33 NIV
Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. 2 Corinthians 4:16 MSG
7. Grace Is Unbelievable
Some might say, “too good to be true.” But no one who has ever experienced firsthand the wonderful grace of God would agree. Just like God Himself and His extravagant love for us, His grace is unbelievable. But it is true. Because of His grace, we’re not only guaranteed a God-hearing; we have a front row seat in His presence. His kindness knows no bounds!
And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace,expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6-7 NIV
Because of the extraordinary grace of God at work in you, they will pray for you and long for you. Praise God for this incredible, unbelievable, indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:14-15 VOICE
8. Grace Is Undescribable
That’s why I’ve tried to help you understand it a little more by taking you on a Bible search about grace in this blog post. But I feel a little like the blind leading the blind. I am a writer, but sometimes there are just no words to describe God’s truly amazing grace. It’s like stepping into a rainbow and trying to describe the colors wrapped around you.
God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love. Psalm 103:8 MSG
Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus. 1 Timothy 1:14 MSG
9. Grace is Unstoppable
God’s grace and mercies are fresh and new every morning (Lamentations 3:22-23). Like a magnificent sunrise at earth’s first dawn, God’s grace arrives brand new as a gift to us, day after day after day. It’s not something we hoard; we are given grace, so we can share the blessings of God’s grace with others (2 Corinthians 9:8). And the more we share, the more praise God receives. His grace is an unstoppable river for His children, always flowing, never ceasing.
Every detail works to your advantage and to God’s glory: more and more grace, more and more people, more and more praise! 2 Corinthians 4:15 MSG
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. Romans 5:21 MSG
10. Grace is Unchangeable
While God’s grace is unchangeable, we are not. Unfortunately our memory fails, and we forget about honoring God, loving Him with all our heart, soul, and mind, and about loving others as ourselves. We can grow selfish and stagnant.
But God keeps on pursuing us. Like the patient father in the parable of the Prodigal (Luke 15), He waits, extending grace for us to come home. We cannot grow apart from Him and His grace. Why would we want to?
And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. Philippians 1:6 TLB
Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ—the Son of the Father—will continue to be with us who live in truth and love. 2 John 1:3 NLT
I could add so many more, but here’s a final one: God’s grace is inexhaustible! There is no end to God’s amazing grace!
What Is Grace?
If you missed the first five things I learned about grace, you can find it on last week’s post.
My Personal Prayer for You
Lord, we truly have no words to answer the question, “What is grace?” Even my attempts to describe it fall short of its divine essence. But every day You teach us more about it, more about You, and the wonderful gift that is ours through Christ Jesus. Thank You for Your amazing grace.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen! Revelations 22:21 TLB
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