11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Today I would like to talk to you about the Grace of God. Every time I think about Grace, I can’t help but be thankful. The Grace of God will completely change you and definitely make you better.
The Grace of God has no limit, God offers it to everyone, to you, to me, to us all, He loves us all no matter what. The Grace of God is a proof of His love for the world, His saving grace, He saves us all, the proof is that God sent His only son Jesus so that the world be saved. We are saved from our sins, our weaknesses, our transgressions, and our iniquities. This grace cleans us and gives us life. It renews us. After experiencing Grace, you and I are no longer slaves of death, we are no longer slaves of our sins, we are redeemed. Once we accept it and decide to live this life of Grace and move on that path, we are stronger in Jesus. Let us keep in mind that we His Grace does not make it easy, indeed, temptations will always exist but the Grace of God is greater, it gives us that strength that we did not have and allows us to say “No” to these temptations and to face them. Grace allows us to forge our character and develop one of the fruits of the Spirit that is self-control, to be able to resist whatever this world can throw us, and it is wonderful.
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
The Grace of God is all we need, from it flows the foundations of our life in Christ. It changes our identity into a child of God, it makes us strong, even in our weakest moments, we are powerful by His Grace. The grace of God will rest on you no matter what situations you find yourself in, be strong and courageous; it will never leave you. His Grace will be in your weaknesses and will make you strong.
1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God
The grace of God brings us peace and calm that we have never known before, this grace soothes us and is our advocate, the Grace of God justifies us. The passage says that we have peace with God, and one of the foundations of a relationship between two individuals is peace, we need peace for a healthy relationship. This peace, you have it with God, the grace of God invites you and allows you to have this privilege and this beautiful gift, a relationship with your Creator. And honestly, that’s what God wants, a relationship with each of his children, God wants us, He’s waiting for us, He’s offering us His grace, as an invitation to His Kingdom.
Grace replaces your fears in faith and hope, it brings you back from death to life, it drops the scales of your eyes and allows you to See, it changes you, makes you better, it saves you and renews you. You receive it, no need to live in the past, you are new, you are a child of the Kingdom, crowned by his grace, flooded by his love.
When David became King of Israel, he asked after Jonathan’s family, he wanted to know if the members of his family were alive because he loved Jonathan and wanted to prove his love and affection. Then, it is announced that Jonathan had a a paralytic son.
2 Samuel 4:4
4 (Jonathan son of Saul had a son who was lame in both feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel. His nurse picked him up and fled, but as she hurried to leave, he fell and became disabled. His name was Mephibosheth.)
Mephibosheth came to bow down to David and David said to him, “Do not fear, I will restore you,” “and you shall eat at my table always” (2 Samuel 9 : 6-7)
This passage touches me a lot because it is a proof of the grace of God, we are invited to sit on the same table as him, we have the privilege of eating at His table. Mephibosheth did not bring anything for the king, came crawling but had the grace to sit on the King’s table. Mephibosheth it’s me, it’s you, it’s us all! We have not brought anything to the table of God, but by His grace and by His love we are restored and worthy to eat with Him as His children. He no longer sees us as sinners, He sees us as His children.
Let us walk in grace, walk with Grace, live in Grace.
2 Peter 1:2
2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Song suggestion: This is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham