We live everyday by the grace of God. We receive forgiveness according to the riches of God’s grace, grace drives our sanctification. His grace transforms our desires, motivations, and behavior. “Grace is the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless; the undeserved favor of God.” God has placed it in my heart to speak to you all about his AMAZING GRACE and how it completely transformed me. I will also share 5 important points of grace.
God’s grace is bigger, greater, deeper, and more amazing than many people understand.
The grace that transformed me
I am blessed beyond measures, I think all that Christ has done for me I do not deserve. His unfailing love and grace has changed me inside and out. Before receiving Christ into my life, I was a walking dead person. I was alive but dead inside. I felt I had no purpose in life, no dreams or desires, and no hope for anything. Suicidal thoughts took over my mind every single day. A friend of mine knew what I was going through and invited me to church. I attended a youth service and experienced God’s powerful spirit in a way I never had before. I knew he was there and I knew it was my time to let go of my broken mentality and surrender all to him. I gave my life to Christ that night, and was baptized the same week on Sunday. After receiving Christ my life changed in many ways, I now had the holy spirit and felt his presence with me every where I went. I was given the strength to cast out negative thoughts, bondage and set backs over my life. I found my identity in Christ and began to love everything about myself. My future and hope was found. I was able to dream again. God started taking all the wrong people out of my life and replaced them with good people. A couple months after receiving Christ, I met a family who told me God told them about me. They said they had been praying for me for months and one day Holy Spirit finally lead them to me. This couple began telling me “Because of your faithfulness in the mist of your troubles, God wants to bless you”, they continued by telling me that they were going to provide for me a home, a car, and full college tuition payed for. This is a blessing and the grace of our mighty God. He will always provide for us, even when we do not deserve it. By his grace.. I am set free, I am restored, and I am saved for eternity.
2 Corinthians 9:8 God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
There is much to learn from God’s word about his grace, but here are a few things to start with:
5 Important Points of Grace
1. God’s grace gives us our identity
We must first remember who we are by searching God’s word for what he says about us. We are God’s children. (Galatians 3:26) We are created in his image. (Genesis 1:27) We are washed clean. (Isaiah 1:18) We are chosen. (Ephesians 1:11) We are fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14) When we find Christ we begin to find our true identity. We hold ourselves differently, speak differently, and act differently. We no longer chase after the desires of our flesh but instead seek to glorify God in all areas of life. We no loner fear future. We have no need to compare ourselves to others.
2. God’s grace allows us to have a future
God, and his grace, is everlasting. 1 Peter 1:13 “Set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” God’s plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for success and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” He knows what he is doing, you are not alone, and your existence has a purpose that only He knows. He has full control over what will happen in your life. His plan is far greater than anything you can ever imagine. Believe in him, and have faith for your future.
3. God’s grace provides all things
Acts 17:25 says “nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.” Everything we have, even the very breath we breathe is a gift of God’s grace. He is the Jehovah Jireh, which means “the Lord the provider”. He cares about everything we care about. There’s no need so small that he doesn’t know about it, and nothing too big that he can’t provide for us. He loves you and he has a good plan for your life. He wants to bless you so you can fulfill His plan and purpose. Philippians 4:19 “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
4. God’s grace saves us
We can’t save ourselves; salvation is God’s work. Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.” Salvation means eternal life after death, and freedom from sin and the consequences of sin. Remember the plan of salvation gives mortal life a meaning and purpose and direction. Jesus saves us and makes us whole again. He is our savior who daily bears our burdens.
5. God’s grace is priceless, His love unconditional
God’s love is unconditional. He loves all human beings to an extent worthy of the death of His only son. John 3:16 “for God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” If this love goes out to sinners and saints – believer and non- believer, then we have to conclude that His love is unconditional. The Lord loves me no matter who I am, what I have done, and how I live my life. There are no requirements for his love, there is nothing you can do to earn his love. We can’t earn His grace, love, or favor.
GRACE CHANGES EVERYTHING!!
Yes, grace is so amazing because it was God’s riches at Christ’s expense and now we should be eternally thankful for that and display it in our life for God freely gave His grace, which we received but did not deserve. That’s why grace is free because no one could afford it in anyway. I encourage you to trust God today. He wants you to live in His grace, forgiveness, mercy and strength. Rest in Him with confidence that His grace will provide all things.
Written by Genesis Sifuentez
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