Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Living in, on, and by grace

I'm learning.


Unmerited favor.

When you want to punch someone... or yell at them... or run them over with your car (maybe that's only me) and you simply forgive. Even when they may or may not deserve to be forgiven. One of my favorite sayings is "you better hope you never get what you deserve", the other one "hurting people, hurt people". Grace.

It has been given to you (and me!!). We need to return the favor. Not because we have to but because we want to.

I'm trying (somedays I'm more trying than others) to live not only in grace, because I have a hard time remembering that my God is bigger than anything I have screwed up, on grace - yes, I will ride the coat tails of grace and hope to be forgiven, and by grace, to forgive those who have hurt me.


Amazing Grace.

In Psalm 32:1 and Romans 4:7 it says almost the exact same thing

Psalm 32:1 Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered
Romans 4:7 "Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered

It's been my understanding that if the Word of God says something once, He means it, if it says it more than once (especially if it's almost EXACTLY the same - He really means it - like [I'm sure God would never say this...] but HEY STUPID -- ARE YOU GETTING THIS??)

And transgression is a pretty big word (and I'm not that bright!)... so I looked it up here...

A noun
1 transgression
the action of going beyond or overstepping some boundary or limit
Category Tree:
act; human action; human activity
2 transgression, evildoing

the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
Category Tree:
act; human action; human activity
wrongdoing; wrongful conduct; misconduct; actus reus
transgression, evildoing
crime; law-breaking
terrorization; terrorisation
sin; sinning
depravity; turpitude
evil; immorality; wickedness; iniquity

So transgression = sin

Sin is not equal to grace. it's like a game of Rock/Paper/Scissors but GRACE beats them all.

Yesterday was one of those "grace" days, I am sure many had to cover me up with it, and I covered people I love in it. Grace like a blanket. Whether I thought they deserved it or not. Grace.

Acts 20:24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God's grace.

1 comment:

Lynette said...

Amen sister!

People that live grace usually live mercy as well...I can see (hear in your blogs) that you live your life close to Christ.

So may you experience joy, peace and grace today.