What I don’t see anymore is the weight of not being enough…
of not matching up,
of striving to win affection,
so I feel valuable enough
and caring enough to get into heaven.
All that has faded as God’s life-giving truth has surfaced…
I no longer see my Savior as a taskmaster
who lays down the law requirements of love.
Or as an authoritarian father ready to slap my hand if I do bad.
Or as the One who keeps me from feeling good about myself.
I no longer walk as a scared little girl who knows it’s nearly impossible to win his affection or who feels, even if she won it in a second, it could be gone the next minute.
The weight of the world is no longer on my shoulders. It doesn’t strain my black and blur my vision to barely make out the way to heaven, now it now sees the super-highway straight in.
The world and all it’s trappings, the rules and all it’s details, others and all their expectations, a heart for perfection and all it’s burdens…all of those things are now distanced. They fade behind the horizon of Jesus Christ’s all-consuming grace.
He has all of those things wrapped up in love and covered by his blood-soaked grace he won thousands of years ago on that cross in Calvary.
– lifts the fear of what you are not, so God’s love can shape all that you are.
– permanently places unsteady feet on the steady ground of acceptance.
– uncovers the heart of Jesus from the Word of God.
– wins the worst souls a spot in the best place – eternity.
– is never deserved but freely given through the blood of Christ.
– is the impetus that launches a heart to act in pure, holy and unselfish obedience.
– is the only thing that given to your failings, to make them whole.
Grace is like giving a the best gift to your worst enemy. It transforms them into your best friend. It brings the unity, it unites your spirits, it brings healing. It’s beautiful.
God’s grace can’t stop. It’s like a faucet that can’t be turned off. It’s ready to fill us up to overflowing. It’s ready to pour out into the hearts of friends, family as friends as we take a fresh drink. It will nourish us more than we ever thought.
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble and oppressed. Ja. 4:6
Are you in humility turning to your Father non-stop to get grace
or are you assuming that you have all you need?
Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Heb. 4:16
The more grace you find for the big things, for the little things, for the I-messed-up moments, for the arguments, for the accidental hiccups and for every little detail of your life, the more you can pour out onto a world in desperate need of a little love.
Grace makes us different. We are no longer acceptance suckers, we become whole. The world takes notice.
God stands ready to extend grace to all, but first all have to want it.
For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. Titus 2:11
Let’s make God’s grace known.
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Dropping in from FMF. Thanks for the visit. How beautiful it is to rest in His All Consuming Grace…Perfect Peace and Perfect Rest….
It’s wonderful to have you visit Ariete! Thanks for stopping by.
Kelly, I love what we learn as we mature in Christ! You reveal grace in such a poetic way in this post. I’m happy to be your neighbor today, and friend forever.
It’s amazing all that God reveals, yet, I still feel that I have just reached the first chapter. I can’t wait to dive in more and moe. Thanks for being such an awesome forever friend.
Gods grace…YES! I love your word images: a faucet that doesn’t shut off etc. Gods grace is indeed sufficient. Grace is a gift that we don’t earn but I’d freely given. Dropping in from FMF. I’m #8 this week.
God just wants his grace to flow into the deepest places of our heart.
Thank you, Jesus! His grace is sufficient. I once heard Beth Moore say how we often think He gives us just enough grace to cover our sin, when it’s actually more like a waterfall or an ocean, drenching it and consuming it. Love that. Thank you for always pointing us toward the truth, my friend.
I love that imagery that Beth Moore presented. If only we knew how drenched we were…
Kelly, your words strengthen my faith, causing to to ACCEPT more of His grace. Let it pour!
Love you my sweet cheerleader friend. Susan
Jesus, may Susan and I take more of you to hand out to all the world by your authority. Amen!
This is so beautiful and encouraging, Kelly, and just what I needed this week! God’s grace amazes me every day — praise God that His compassions are new every morning! Praise Him for His unmerited favor! Thank you for this wonderful reminder of Biblical truth, and for your lovely comment on Saved by Grace! I’m following you by email and looking forward to linking up on Tuesday!
Thank you Laurie. I am thankful that God is faithful to use these words. He is so good. He sends them where they need to go and they first start to work in my own heart. I praise him with you today!
If you don’t mind I’m going to make a copy of this post…I love the way you described Grace…absolutely beautiful! Sharing with you the joyous freedom of not always having to seek acceptance from the world, but instead, living in His grace and love.
You bet Bev! Make a copy! 😉 I am glad that you like it. I am so grateful for the freedom that is grace. It unshackled my heart to walk unhindered. We are so blessed, aren’t we?
Beautiful post both in word & the graphic is powerful. I am so glad to have stopped here this morning!
Thank you. I am so glad you liked it Joanne!
Glad you joined in at Five Minute Friday but especially glad you spoke of grace today. My favorite gift from God. His grace is sufficient and in our weakness makes us strong. Blessed you shared this at The Weekend Brew. We love having you join our community.
He is so sufficient. May we just remember that! Thank you so much Mary!
This is absolutely beautiful and spoke so much to my heart. I long to experience this grace and freedom in my own walk with Christ! It’s incredible to think that this grace is offered so freely, what a beautiful gift.
Thank you Kelsea. I am so glad it spoke to your heart. Grace is open to you, reach out and grab all he is handing you.
THX U FOR THAT