“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me…. Therefore it says, God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”2 Corithians 12: 9 KJV
Before I begin my blog today, I would like thank my Heavenly Father as to my writing abilities, still a work in progress. The Lord has provided me many opportunities, becoming an inspiration to many, as I am told.
I sometimes sit and wonder what my life would have been like without the knowledge of God, during the test. Without God’s grace and mercy, I couldn’t imagine life here on earth. I can’t believe I made it this far. When God is in it there is no limit!
My writing means the world to me. When I write, I write from the heart. My inspirational blog site helps me to release much built up tension and pain, that once lived deeply within my heart. The pain that had begun as a young child, no longer resides within my soul. At one point and time, I once lived my life in total darkness and sin. God’s grace and mercy has taken me to The 46th Mile Road to Redemption.
The journeys the Lord has allowed me to walk, both good and bad, has taught me many valuable lessons in life. The one lesson that has constantly played within my head over the past few years, never take your life for granted, for tomorrow isn’t promised.
God’s grace is greater than our deepest, darkest sin. There is nothing that we can do that makes us unworthy of God’s grace. Grace is having received the divine favor of God. Being graceful, living with grace means that you are putting God’s grace before other emotions.
I truly understand that grace plays an important part of our life, meaning; gracefully letting go of individuals as well as things that aren’t meant for us.
Accept the grace the Lord has bestowed upon our heart, not taking any situation into our own hands, such as revenge on someone or something that has caused us hurt.
God’s grace all by itself brings us into a true relationship with our Heavenly Father. Unlike the human flesh, God doesn’t want us jumping through hoops in order to please and to be loved by him, God acts according to his grace and mercy.
“But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love where as he loved us, For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: It is the gift of God; not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”Ephesians 2 : verses 4,8-10 KJV
The word grace is used often within biblical scriptures, referencing to power and spiritual healing. The grace of God helps us daily. I am grateful for his grace and mercy, praising him is what I love to do.
To me, mercy is a love that responds to one’s need in a unexpected or unmerited way. Mercy is forgiveness. The Bible speaks of God’s love for sinners – that is, for us all.
Biblical speaking, mercy also relates to other qualities beyond love and forgiveness. Such as salvation.
Salvation is not a static one -time event in our life, It is an on going experience of God’s gracious presence transforming us into whom God intended us to be.
Through God’s grace and mercy we grow and mature in our ability to live as Jesus lived. As we pray, study the scriptures, fast and worship, we deepen our knowledge of and love for God.
Our inner thoughts and motives, as well as our compassion to the human need are all aligned with God’s will to testify about our union with him.
God’s grace stirs up a desire from within us, a yearning to know God and empower us to respond to God’s invitation to be in a relationship with him.
God’s grace enables us to acknowledge the differences between good and evil, this makes it possible for us to choose good. We will never have to beg and plead for God’s love, mercy or grace. Our Heavenly Father sends his son to actively seek us.
While many are wanting to know the difference between grace and mercy, I’m going to summarize the meaning in a couple of sentences. Mercy isn’t God punishing us as our sins deserve.
Through His mercy and grace, He provided a way for our sins to be forgiven, through our acceptance of Christ Jesus. Mercy is God blessing us, despite the fact, we are all unworthy and undeserving.
Mercy- Is deliverance from judgement.
Grace- is extending kindness to the unworthy.