Because of Grace

As Christians, we have several words that we use so often that they can sometimes begin to lose their meaning to us.  One of these words is grace.  Grace is usually defined as God’s “unmerited favor.”  We do not deserve grace nor does God owe this goodness to us.

In addition to remembering what grace means, through God’s grace we have many abundant blessings.  Below is a list of various blessings that we have because of God’s grace.  Take some time to read and pray through them, and be reminded of all that the Lord graciously has done for those in Christ.

  • Salvation (Eph. 2:8)
  • Justification (Rom. 3:24; Titus 3:7)
  • Victory over sin (Rom. 5:20)
  • Gifts to serve (Rom. 12:6)
  • Power to testify (Rom. 12:3, 15:15; Col. 4:6)
  • Strength for service (2 Tim. 2:1; Heb. 12:28)
  • A spirit of generosity (2 Cor. 8:7)
  • Sweetness in singing (Col. 3:16)
  • Ability to stand (1 Pet. 5:12)
  • Strength in suffering (2 Cor. 12:9)
  • Overflowing grace (John 1:16)

*Adapted from Lehman Strauss, Galatians and Ephesians Devotional Commentary

 

Blessings,

 

Pastor Steven