|Grace - lookin at you in the face!|
I mustache you about grace, but I will shave that for later.
I often view "grace" as a love that is undeserved. It is a gift from God. It is the driving force of salvation that is undeserved.
But as I spoke to a group of students this morning, something more was there. I reiterated that God loves you no matter what. I told them to always live a life for God because God's love for us is an encouragement to keep going in trying times (my text was 1 Thess 3).
Then later today, I was reading about the adventures of Joshua. The "be strong and courageous" portions have also encouraged me to get out there and "do something" for God. But the connection didn't click until today.
God's Grace is not just about loving us in spite of our mistakes and sin. God's Grace is also about loving us so that we have the freedom to live a life for God without worrying about looking like an idiot. In other words, we can be strong and courageous because God's Grace will be with us whether we win or lose.
So go for the win. And know that your faith is a win for God.
Until Everyone Hears,