Remembering the Gifts of Grace
Ephesians 1:7-8 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding”
God “lavishes” (to bestow in generous or extravagant quantities) His rich grace on us. How different would my day look if I truly lived with understanding that God generously gives me extravagant quantities of His favor? I need to stop and take that in for a minute. Living a God-Fulfilled life is a journey filled with daily reminders of the gifts of God’s grace.
God’s grace covers us with forgiveness: “…we have redemption through His blood, forgiveness of sins…” We all equally stand on the common ground of humanity and are in need of God’s forgiveness daily. Sometimes we find ourselves filled with regret because of our mistakes. Regret is the internal sting of sin. The weight of regret can create a barrier between us and God that He never intended for us have. Through His grace and the precious blood of Jesus, He has torn down every wall that sin has tried to build. God’s forgiveness liberates our soul and gives us a fresh start, every time we need one.
God’s grace gives us unlimited wisdom and understanding: “…God’s grace that He lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding” With God’s help, we can reach unknown realms of possibility in life. God’s definition of a full life is so much more substantial than our limited perspectives would allow us to see. Thankfully, we don’t have to try and figure it all out on our own. God is with us, and He teaches us to live the life He promised.
I pray that your week is Fulfilled with God’s extravagant grace over you.
I am happy to announce that last week’s giveaway winner is Linda Stoll however my heart is also breaking for her and her family. Please pray for Linda and her family this week, as they mourn the loss of her grandson. You can read her blog post here.
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