I finally realized what I need to do more than anything else, and that is to receive God’s grace as fully as I can. To do so, I’ve been taking time to consider what I understand about His grace, what I’m really believing, and let my heart and understanding be shaped by the truth of His grace.
It’s been phenomenal, so far.
I want to be a unhindered grace receiver and a radical grace giver.
“The great Christian revolutions come not by the discovery of soemthing that was not known before. They happen when somebody takes radically something that was always there,” said H. Richard Niebuhr.
What if I took radically God’s grace? What if the whole church took radically His grace and we lavished it on ourselves, each other, and on the world, as He has lavished it on us, through His beloved?
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us.
In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory. In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation–having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.