When I think of grace, I think of a quiet elegance in the way someone speaks, or dances, or tells a story. It's the best of everything. The grace God gives us is that and more. It is the abundance of God. The wonderful, pure essence of who God is.
We are given grace freely, through faith, without earning it. Who does that? In this world we are judged on merit. Not by God, but by our human nature. We must achieve more, be liked more, have more, do more, please more and on and on. Grace can't be earned. In it's purest form, it is unconditional. Only God can give grace to my undeserving heart.
When Christ died on the cross for our sins, we were free to accept this grace. All we need to do is receive it (Acts 11:23). And in simple terms, it makes us better people. Grace inspires us to live better (2 Timothy 2:1), see the good, do good things (1 Peter 1:10), and resist temptations easier. Grace gives us strength to endure the trials of this life (Hebrews 4:16 and 1 Peter 1:10). Grace allows us to be forgiven and be saved.
How can we use this grace to honor God? Share it.
Until we meet again....