Grace In Action

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God
(Ephesians 2:8, nkjv)

Grace, more commonly known as, the unmerited favor of God-this is how we’ve received His salvation-by nothing we have done and nothing we can do will ever be able to undo the work that Jesus has done for us on the cross

We love grace!

We love the freedom and the innumerable chances it grants us to be in right standing with God

Grace which affords us the liberty to enter into our God’s gates with thanksgiving and into His courts boasting His praises

Grace is beautiful!

God’s grace is bountiful and boundless

Grace this powerful should not be a one way street, nor hoarded as if there is not enough to go around

As we freely receive this grace that we constantly do nothing to earn, what about freely giving this great grace to another in return?

Surely we can think of someone we may have misunderstood or mistakenly walked past in offense-perhaps there’s someone who legit did you wrong

But let’s consider grace, the big picture, are they not worthy of receipt, just like you?

The Challenge:

Don’t hold  grace hostage- in this case, don’t withhold the grace that you feel another person may not deserve-the grace you give may be as freeing as salvation

Of course the grace we give could never compare to what Jesus did for us on the cross; the grace we have looks completely different

Our grace may look like, an “I am sorry,”

“I was wrong,”

Or telling someone, “There’s value in you!”

Grace may even manifest in a long overdue hug.

It’s not always easy, perhaps you’ll need to start with asking God to help you put grace in action even if it takes baby steps

-selah

 

Madison5thave

As a woman who is passionate about life and pensive about many things and has varying interests and subject matters, you will find that my blog site will feature different ideas. I hope that you will find a laugh, a smile, an encouraging word mixed with some enlightenment as you take the time to read what passes through my mind and often lingers in my heart.

Random things about me: I love reading and learning about different matters and topics. I google almost anything. I believe that love does conquer all. I am a product of the belief that, “A kind word can really go a long way”. I own a Nook and I love it because it’s like my own portable library. I’m a happy newlywed and new mom. I love my family and am extremely grateful, and I try to show my appreciation to the best of my ability.

(AND) I am pretty forward when it comes to speaking my mind and at times I add some cushion to what I say. I also am aware that I am a work in progress and I have a long way to go. I love people. I adore people who are generous enough to call me their friend. My heart bleeds for young women, especially those who have issues with self-esteem. I have a growing love for community outreach and I am currently working on enhancing this desire.

There are many other thing that I can say about myself, but I will end with this, Jesus is the center of who I am and I am not ashamed to state that fact. This is a big step for me, and I am excited about finally taking the time to commit to writing this blog. What I will write may not always be interesting, nor politically correct and may even challenge the lines of what someone like me ‘should’ say… AND I cannot promise that it will be free from typos and grammatical errors, but I guarantee it will be sincere. I do expect that as time goes on, I will become better and better is what I look forward to. Feel free to comment and subscribe. -Madison5thave