Grace in Action

Grace in Action

grace in action

Do you know how grace in action looks like? It’s when someone who feels unworthy gets a glimpse of God’s love through a random spiritual act of kindness. It’s when someone for the first time, or for the 100th time, feels the grace of God because someone practiced what they believed.

Grace is in action when someone forgives, loves, serves or offers grace.
Grace is in action when our heart opens to receive God’s love and grace.
Grace is in action when we realize we are God’s beloved no matter of what.

Kurt Bubna writes in his new book Epic Grace, Chronicles of Recovering Idiot “Regrettably, a lot of people tend to measure their worth and value by what they do or don’t do, or by what they have or don’t have. ” And that’s one of he biggest lies you can ever believe. Because God’s love is unconditional. There is nothing we can do that God would love us less or more.

God’s love is constant.
God’s love is forever.
God’s love is never-changing.

Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him. (Romans 5:6-8, MSG)

Kurt writes “Our value as human beings created in the image of God has absolutely nothing to do with our success or lack of success. God loves us and values us because of who we are and because who he is. With God, it is not about what. It’s all about who.” And we are his beloveds. We are his grace-targets. God wants nothing else than pour out grace upon grace and love upon love on each and everyone of us.

So much grace that it will even spill over to others.
So much grace that it will work in us and through us.
So much grace in action.

 

Gracious God,
Thank you for your amazing grace!
Thank you for your constant love!
Enable us to see our worth with your eyes.
Empower us to live in your grace
and pass on your grace.
Enable us to be your agents of grace.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Have you experienced grace in action? Are you an agent of grace in his world?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you live out grace wherever you go!

Image courtesy of Marian Trinidad, design by Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Wisdom Wednesday, Unite the Bloggersphereand #tellhisstory.

This post is part of #EpicGraceWednesdays. I am blogging through Kurt Bubna’s Epic Grace. Join me every Wednesday!

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