Every morning when I rise I thank God for a new day of grace and mercy. And every day I am thankful for that grace and mercy.
God’s grace saves me daily from my faults. He saves us daily not because of righteous things we have done, but because of his mercy.– Titus3:5. Understanding this grace and mercy was not an easy thing for me. It was many times in my young Christian walk, I believed that I had not done enough or prayed enough to earn grace.
It was during a conversation with my daughter that I realized she did not fully understand grace and mercy. She believed I was walking a perfect walk; an unblemished walk. Hear me when I say, I began to tell her that no one, absolutely no one is perfect. You see, we all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God and are justified freely by his grace – Romans 3:23-24. Grace and mercy is a requirement for me to make it daily. My walk has changed due to God’s grace. I have change due to God’s grace. It is by God’s grace I am what I am and his grace towards me was not without effect – 1 Corinthians 15:10.
Our conversation left me pondering. Am I sharing God’s grace with others? Am I telling my story to as many people who need to hear it about how despite my faults, despite my sin, despite my mistakes, God gave grace to his daughter to welcome her in his loving arms. I don’t think God gives us grace just for our benefits. I think grace gives us the freedom to share our troubles. Grace gives us power to be bold in our walk with others. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory (2 Corinthians 4:15).
My sisters and brothers, think about how God provide us with ample examples in his Word of his never-ending grace.
I think if we are to follow his lead; we are all required to share our grace story.
Psalm 22 tells us to stand and tell all about the wonderful things he has done.
I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. Psalm 22:22
Our grace stories can bring others into the family of believers. Let’s speak unashamed of the one who saves. Acknowledge him now on earth, and he will acknowledge you in heaven – Matthew 10:32.
God’s grace is a gift! A gift we should share.
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Tomeka Jones is a higher education professional at her local community college. She has been married to her college sweetheart for 18 years and they are the proud parents of one amazing daughter. In the fall you can catch her on the pitch watching her daughter or watching college football. She loves to tell other women about God’s unconditional love for them. Click here to read more about Tomeka.