Give Grace

What is grace and how do we give it? “It seems too good to be true, that’s grace,” Judah Smith beautifully states. How are we able to give grace if we can’t grasp the grace that is lavished upon us daily? As Judah said, it's too good to be true. It’s getting dessert when you wouldn’t eat your dinner. It can be so difficult for our limited minds to understand how we are given this incomparable gift when we deserve nothing.“Grace is the eye popping, knee dropping, earth quaking, pride breaking, dark stabbing, heart grabbing, friend mending, mind bending, lame walking, mute talking, slave freeing, devil fleeing, death tolling, stone rolling, veil tearing, glory flaring, chin lifting, sin sifting, dirt bleaching, world reaching, past covering, spirit hovering, child defending, happy ending, heaven glancing, feet dancing, power of the Cross.” - Beth Moore.”

After those powerful words, who wouldn’t want to give grace? When it comes to giving grace, I’m no expert. It was the middle name passed down to me from my great grandmother and sometimes I don’t feel like I wear it well. It completely defies all logic and is opposite of what the world is constantly telling us.  I have to daily ask the Holy Spirit to search my heart and allow me to give grace to those around me and ask for it myself. Giving grace is our opportunity to see others through the eyes of the Father. It’s our chance to show Christ’s love through the grace He gives us every single day! Fully grasping the grace that’s been given to us is the key that unlocks our hearts and enables an outpouring to others.

 We are robbing others and ourselves when we deny grace.  The gift of grace is so powerful, it can mend wounded relationships, heal broken hearts, and wash us clean from our guilt and shame, allowing us to receive freedom! 1 Peter 5:10 tells us,  "And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." I love this verse because it declares that no matter how joyful or desolate of a season that you’re walking through, He will give you the grace to endure it! Understanding grace is what will make you run to the Father through trial, not away from Him. It reveals His character and how much He delights in us even through the trenches!

One of the most precious gifts we’ve received is being able to give grace as a gift to others. Not to look at the wrongdoing but to see the level playing field we’re all on. We need grace as much as the next person, therefore take the opportunity to love others well by giving it freely! There is nothing like the Glorious matchless grace of the Father.

 

Chandler Mann
Designer & Calligrapher

 

 

 

 

 


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