I wanted to remind you, this fine Friday, that you are saved by grace so that you can:
Love by grace,
Forgive by grace,
Grow by grace,
Give by grace,
Work by grace,
Eat by grace,
LIVE BY GRACE
“And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.”
Romans 11:6 NIV
How easy it is to slip into the flesh work after we accept Christ’s gift of salvation. Sometimes it takes minutes not days.
We begin to start working on “being better” and “doing better”. We begin to work on being a good Christian. But it doesn’t work, does it?
“Self -improvement is no more God’s plan than self-salvation. God’s plan is not just for us to be saved by grace -it is for us to live by grace. God’s plan is for my daily life to be given, guided, guarded and energized by the grace of a God.”
– John Ortberg,
The Me I Want to Be, pg 39.
God hasn’t redeemed you so that you can be a “good Christian”, He has redeemed you to walk in the power and freedom that have been bought for you by the Cross.
He has opened wide the door for you to walk with Him every day and draw from His unquenchable source of love to pour into every area of your life.
Grace is more than a prayer to say before you eat, it is a lifestyle.
So, go ahead and LIVE it
and have a fantastic weekend.