Noun | \ ‘ɡrās\ : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance
When I was younger, I could never understand the peculiarity of grace. It did not fit in my mind how a person riddled with imperfections could simply be forgiven by a perfect God. It would be nice to say that this inquietude slipped into oblivion, but frankly, the thought continued forming. Years later I stumbled upon Romans 11:6, “And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.” This scripture further plunged my mind into confusion. I remember reading the verse one time and another, asking God to clarify what it meant. Little did I know God was going to allow me … Read More »
I have no catchy title or opening line for this article because grace needs no formal introduction. It is in itself something beautiful. It is one of the hardest concepts for some people to grasp but one of the most wonderful realities to behold.
Grace, by definition is “the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.” Most people love to hear the word free, but if you have much experience with it, many times the word deviously hides stipulations and requirements. Grace however has no conditions, only that you fully accept it. You don’t have to earn it or try and understand why it is allotted to you. It is freely given because it was paid for by the blood of Christ.
To be transparent, I too have struggled … Read More »
Have you ever noticed sometimes that games are just not fair? You have the victory within reach. You are on the precipice of beating your opponent into absolute oblivion. They will never play again because you beat them so badly. Then all of a sudden, one bad spin of the wheel, and it all falls apart and your opponent beats you. It just isn’t fair. The Old Testament has 613 laws, but Adam and Eve get one, that’s not fair!
In I Samuel 20 we find an interesting conversation. Saul is the first king of Israel. Jonathan is his son. David is the brother-in-law and anointed to be the next king of Israel. Saul hates David and wants to kill him. Jonathan is doing everything to keep the peace. In the ideal world, Jonathan gets to be king. In the ideal … Read More »
When you see a woman with hair to her ankles and who always wears a skirt, you assume she’s Pentecostal. But when you first looked at me and you only saw my short hair and jeans, you couldn’t really tell I am too. Over the years that has changed though, and now people can see God shining through me. I would like to tell you how I got there.
In 2010 I was going to church every Sunday, Wednesday, and the occasional Monday or Friday for prayer. I took part in anything and everything the church offered. I loved God so much at that point in my life. I was a girl after God’s heart and would stop at nothing to find out what God had planned for my life.
I was filled with the Holy Ghost at the age of … Read More »
If the morning brings new mercies…