God's Grace

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

God's grace is like a two-sided coin: I. The unmerited favor, mercy, compassion, acceptance, kindness, graciousness, goodwill, and divine assistance of God. 2. The Divine life, power and ability of God flowing through us in order to give us supernatural power and ability for ministry and sanctification.

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. This is the grace that is the unmerited favor and mercy of God toward man. (Ephesians 2:8. 2 Timothy 1:9, Romans 11:6, Romans 5:1-2, Titus 2:11, Acts 15:11, Ephesians 2:4-7, Titus 3:7, Romans 3:23-24, John 1:17, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, Ephesians 1:7:8, Romans 5:15, Ephesians 1:6, Romans 5:20, Galatians 2:21.)

The first thing we see in these verses is that; our personal salvation is in the Lord and not earned by any type of good works we can do in this life. "Grace is ad free gift from God and not of our works. It all comes direct from God. The Bottom Line - eternal salvation is received direct from the Lord as a free gift and it can only be received by grace through our personal faith in Jesus Christ and His sacrificial death on the cross. Salvation is simply just a matter of believing - and then accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior once you are ready to admit that you are a sinner in need of a personal savior to deliver you from your sins.

Let your speech be always with grace. (Colossians 4:6, Ephesians 4:29, Hebrews 12:14-15.) When we talk to others it has be be with grace,with favor,graciousness, kindness, beauty pleasantness. Not condescending,critical and judgmental. We are to encourage and edify others with our words and actions. This is what will help to bring others into the knowledge of Jesus Christ also.

How to receive the graced of God. The first step is to enter into a full surrender with the Lord, spirit, soul and body, all of yourself. Then He will take immediate control of your life and begin to lead you to His throne of grace. God is full of mercery, help, compassion and divine favor and He can release His divine power into any given situation as long as we are surrendered to Him. If we approach God with our petitions and requests, then He can give us His divine grace to help us handle anything.

As I said before, the grace of God is like a two-sided coin. On one side the grace of god is God's unmerited favor and mercy. This is the grace that we are saved by through the blood of Jesus Christ.

The flip side of this same coos is that the grace of God is the power and ability of God flowing and operating through us so that we can fully accomplish everything that He would like us to accomplish for Him in his life - and also become the people that He is calling us to become in Him. We just need to come to Him and let Him do it in us and through us!