Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thank you for your Grace

Ephesians 2:4-9  But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - by grace you have been saved - and raised us up with him, and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.  For, by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Thank you LORD God, for GRACE.  You didn't wait for us to wake up and decide we needed or wanted a life with you, but you came to us and made us alive who were dead.  Life for eternity, life lived in the presence of God. 

     Your grace is given us not because we were good, impressed you with our talent and good works, our beauty, charm and great personality but because you created us before the foundation of the world, you love us and came to us with hope and life found in your grace.
    When I first heard that you chose us, loved us and gave us life I struggled with the thought that I wasn't in the group of those you chose.   I could not be a recipient of your Grace.  But, I praise you LORD that all whom you have given life to, are loved  - no exceptions.  Your gift of life is difficult for us to understand how we can respond when we are dead.  But this I know is that in our being dead in our sins, we are given the choice.  It is yes, I accept your life, or a no, I want to live my life my way.   God, in his great mercy will keep knocking, offering his grace until our last breathe.      
     Thank you LORD

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