Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
Read John 1:14-18
What does God’s grace mean to you? Grace is getting what you don’t deserve and not getting what you deserve. We deserve eternal death for we are sinful from the beginning, yet God still gives us the free gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 6:23).
Out of Jesus’ fullness, we all have received grace upon grace. Grace and truth came through Him (v. 16, 17). We sometimes belittle the grace of God and believe that “Maybe God will not forgive me this time,” or “God will not answer my prayers anymore because of my disobedience.” Shame makes us want to walk away from God and forget that He is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness (Exodus 34:6).
Come to God today with a heart to confess, repent, and believe that you will receive His forgiveness. His grace is not just grace, but love, a never-ending love. We became the children of God because of Christ’s free grace. May God’s grace opens our eyes to see the Glory of Jesus and live as the children of God we are ought to live.
Grace is God’s unfailing love.
Step 1: Put on a “Smile” (and if appropriate take a step back) and say to yourself: “Jesus, I need you.” (Diffuses tension, relaxes the jaw, open to change)
Step 2: Breathe In and Breathe out slowly: calms your mind, relaxes your body and renews your spirit. Gives time for the Holy Spirit to guide your thoughts, words, and actions. Disengage from the situation when appropriate. “Jesus, I trust you.”
Step 3: Love: wrap you and the person(s) or situation in the white light of love, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, and peace. Pray for those who persecute you. “Jesus I love you.”
As Jesus is all and in all, we have been given the mandate to love one another.
Jesus Christ is the game changer…Jesus, I need you, trust you and love you.
Unite all in Love for God is Love!