Grace is the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the gift of blessings.
Do I deserve grace? No.
How about God’s Grace? No! Not at all!
Do I desire God’s grace – a resounding yes!
What a relief, that in the midst of all my err’s, wrong thought processing, mistakes, and at times a lifestyle that doesn’t quite measure up to God’s best. Oh, the list is long, with so many things I do that break God’s heart.
Like the time (oops, many times) I was impatient with my kids. How about the time I gave “the LOOK” to the girl at the checkout because she got the order wrong. Oops (got busted by my high school son on that one, checkmate).
How undeserving I am to enjoy the fruits of our / my contrite spirit, and a head bowed to the King of Kings who knows my heart and wants to bring me close to Him. I surrender. Father forgive me for I have sinned against you and man. And when I go to that sweet place of not pushing my way, or ignoring my short fallings, he embraces me, and forgives me. He knows my name, he knows my heart and everything that I do – before I do it. Which makes it so much easier to run into his safe arms, as he offers me grace, and mercy. He will do the same for you! Will you pause break, reflect on somethings that you might need to let loose of in your life, maybe it’s a big sin, maybe it’s a bad habit, could be a temper that needs to be tamed. the list can go on for pages. God loves you. He desires to hold you close and cleanse your heart and soul, as well as the nature of your being that needs some changing.
Father, thank you for your sweeet love for me. You never give up on me, but seek after me, even when I run my own way. I have to remind myself daily, that before I get my day on, and each night before I go to sleep, I need to come into your safe arms, and talk to you about what happened, along with all my concerns. You care. You help. I need you, every hour of every day! I praise you for your mercy and grace, and am so glad to have you as my Savior and my Daddy.
Grace Scriptures (NIV)