Grace, Grace, God's Grace! Count Down Day 14


Grace, God’s Grace ~Count down day 14


God’s Grace its not just what you say before dinner!

The Word of God is filled with stories showing us how full of Grace our God is! It is not the kind of grace we may think of at first. Gracefully walking, or dancing is not the same as Godly Grace.

We may not think about it every day, but God has been forgiving people from practically the beginning. God’s people have a pattern of seeking God, then getting blessed by Him. Then they think they are so special cause God is so great! Still, that does not seem to stop them from going about things the wrong way. The Bible is full of stories when the people worshipped the wrong kind of God, the kind we call little g gods. Forever it seems they went through this pattern then they would suffer hardship and turn back to God to get right with Him and have things ‘fixed in their lives So God had them jumping through hoops to show their desire to be forgiven. They made sacrifices of lambs and other animals to ask for  forgiveness. Then came the best thing!  Jesus came to be that ultimate sacrifice for our sins, but people still stupidly keep on sinning.

Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God, for your sins have brought you down. Bring your confessions and return to the Lord.

 Say to him, “Forgive all our sins and graciously receive us, so that we may offer you our praises. Assyria cannot save us, nor can our warhorses. Never again will we say to the idols we have made, ‘You are our gods. No, in you alone  do the orphans find mercy.”

The Lord says, “Then I will heal you of your faithlessness; my love will know no bounds, for my anger will be gone forever. I will be to Israel like a refreshing dew from heaven….

 “O Israel, stay away from idols! I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.”

Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those with discernment listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them. But in those paths sinners stumble and fall Hosea 14:1-9

But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all. And Christ lives within you, so even though your body will die because of sin, the Spirit gives you life because you have been made right with God. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. Romans *:9-11

Thankfully Christ has come to help us no longer be controlled by our sins, and He gave us the Holy Spirit Himself to live in us to help us not to sin. We still need to resist the devil, but when we do he has to flee! The Bible says so! Lets curb our attitudes and complaints this season and focus on the blessing of God’s Grace and forgiveness,

In His love, Teresa Wilson