Sunday, February 8, 2009

Grace . . .

You have been saved by grace because you believe.
You did not save yourselves.
It was a gift from God.
Ephesians 2 :8

Suppose you see some items at the mall that seem to be calling your name. Payday is still a week away, so you whip out your credit card and take those items home. When the bill comes, the credit card company tells you to ignore it and consider the items a gift.

Fantasy? You bet. But, there is a wonderful gift that God has made available to you. His grace is a gift that keeps on giving, when you least deserve it. Unlike credit card companies, God's grace period is eternal. He'll never call in the debt you owe. Jesus has paid it in full. Take a moment to reflect on God's grace. Then, offer Him a gift in return ~ your thanks.

Grace is love that cares and stoops and rescues.

John Stott

from 'God's Daily Answer'


Shelley said...

Wonderful post on grace. Thank you!

valerie said...

I am so thankful for God's amazing grace in my life.
I love the song you chose.
Have a blessed Sunday, Carol.

Mary said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Perfect Sunday morning devotion. Reminds me to get quiet before the Lord today.
Love you Sis

Creations from my heart said...

How true! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting about my Etsy. Blessings...Sherry

Tamara Jansen said...

Lovely post :) It makes you realize our RESPONSIBILITY to always be smiling!

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite sonds is Amazing Grace. I have a music box that plays that song too.


the voice of melody said...

What would we do without God's grace?! I'm SO thankful for it.

Many sweet blessings!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

In this world of not getting anything for nothing, it is just so hard to remember that God's grace is given without our payment and that the payment was His son's life. Thanks for this reminder. laurie

Sherry said...

God grace . . . something given that was unearned! His love, mercy and grace always amaze me.

Beautiful post!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Amen! Our god is a awesome god!

The LORD’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.
Psalm 32:10 NIV

Hugs, Terrie