The Gift of Grace

April 19, 2023

Grace is a powerful gift. Grace is for everyone to experience. And that’s good because it is what everyone needs. Grace is what God freely gives to all who believe and receive Him.

Grace is the power of God working in one’s life. It is the ability to set free and heal any person from the choices and wounds that have brought brokenness, shame, heartbreak, or insecurity.

I like to tell people that not one of us should ever be ashamed to tell our stories. Each of our unique stories is really a story of God’s faithfulness and goodness.

Only you can share your unique life message. Nobody else can do it for you. And if you don’t share your life message, your friends, co-workers, family—the whole world gets cheated.

God wants to use you. But why?

It’s because the best messages are personal messages. The most powerful message comes through a person. I’m so glad that when God wanted to share His message of love, He didn’t email it. He came in person. The Word became flesh. Jesus Christ came to Earth so we could see what God is like.

God has a message to share with the world. He could write it in the sky. But instead of writing it in the sky, He wants to share it through your experience. He wants to share it through you.

You don’t have to be perfect to share your life message. You just have to be honest, real, and authentic. Just say, “I don’t have it all together, but here’s what God is doing in my life. Here’s the difference Jesus Christ has made.

If you don’t share your life message with other people, they may never hear about what God can do for them too. Your life message is yours alone. No one else can share it.

So what will be the communication of your life? You are sharing something, advertising something. It needs to be the story of God’s grace.

With whom do you need to share your story? A family member? A friend? A co-worker? A neighbor?

Who is in your group of five by 2025? Whom are you investing in and influencing because you want them to know Christ and experience the life He gives.

Remember, God has called and trusted you to be salt to make them thirsty for Jesus, the water of life. He has called you and trusted you to be light to make them see the wonderful faithfulness of Jesus (Matthew 5:13-16).

It’s your privilege and mine to receive and give the gift of grace. Let’s be generous givers this week!