Why is GRACE – ‘Amazing’ – Something to think about

Good Morning!

A dictionary definition of ‘Grace’ is…unmerited – favour.

You cannot grab it, buy it, give it to someone else, barter it or sell it. No academic mind can pre-determine its ‘course of action’. That’s why it  continues to AMAZE

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Grace is like invisible showers from ‘outside’ the normal.

Grace is certainly not only for Christian believers but perhaps they are people who recognise it more readily in their lives.

    John Newton was an evil man.   His soul was not only black but greedy, cruel and he saw not even murder a stumbling block to achieving the mighty dollar.

   Yet, on  his knees he cried out to be ‘forgiven’ and Grace so overwhelmed him his whole life was turned AROUND.    ‘Amazing Grace’ his hymn is the story of forgiveness and surrender to Christ as Saviour and Lord.

     What is amazing about Grace is that it really can and still does, COME, ‘unexpectedly’

on anyone.

    Have you ever wondered why even seemingly corrupt people ‘prosper’ and others don’t?  The receivers did not pray..   Grace indeed falls on anyone.  That’s why it is amazing –

    BUT……if  someone  receives Grace and their life is not ‘turned around’ to the betterment of ‘others’…..questions arise about accountability ‘later’.

     This is meant to be a blog.   I have written about Grace and my musings on it in another place but here today I simply share what I woke up thinking about.

     Twice in my life when I have experienced ‘unmerited favour’ it was not for me.  It was so I had the strength and ability to simply BE in the same crisis situation as others.   This amazing Grace was ALL for them so they would find Hope and certainty for a better life.

     As a Christian believer I do thank God for many experiences of Grace in my own personal life.

     However, for all my blogging friends and family this certainty I know is this……Grace is for ALL of you!

      Your choice will be what you do with it in your life when you encounter it?  How will you use it.   Remember is some places 2016 is still referred to as the 2016th year of Grace!

                              Thoughts to ponder….

                                               Live well!  Shine a Light.

About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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One Response to Why is GRACE – ‘Amazing’ – Something to think about

  1. Dawn Marie says:

    I love Matt Maher’s song: Your Grace is Enough and found it playing in my mind-space as I read your beautiful post! Unexpected, yes! Unmerited, always! And yet…He loves us enough that He reaches down with His loving hand to pull us up from the turbulent waters of our life. (Even if they’re only yet puddles.) Thank you for this reminder today Faye…I am so grateful you shared what you “heard” this morning! Hugs!

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