It's been said to me before that 'GRACE' is God's Riches At Christ's Expense yet how many of us have failed to really grasp what this means? When I remind myself that He is the creator of heaven and earth or when I consider His greatness and power or that He can speak into being any situation or circumstance I am always left amazed.
This past weekend I had the absolute priviledge to move into a new space that quite honestly I had my eye on for almost 1 1/2 years. This beautiful new construction was meant for me I would tell myself as I reminded God each time I walked by. One morning in April I received a call form the landlord who offered it to me. Of course I jumped on it however, I prayed first. "If it is Your will Lord, please make a way where there seems to be no way" -- my only assurance that the Lord wanted me to have this place. To make a long story short, He made a way. Not only did the landlord give me the entire month of May to physically move my belongings, but also unobstructed access and permission to paint and decorate as a please. Given that my lease starts today and that I was not charged any amount of rent for the entire month of May I am amazed by His gift of grace. Oh, one more thing. I told the Lord I needed $4,000 before I moved. Amazed again, both my short sale listing and another property sold and settled by the last week in May ... amazing grace how sweet the sound!
Listen folks, God's grace isn't something we need to figure out or strive for. When we are obedient to His Word and do our best to live according to His standards, it comes supernaturally. Trust me, I fail in the "obedient" subject more than I care to admit. But remember, God knows our hearts and He understands our humanness. His grace is sufficient and should never be taken for granted or used as an excuse to sin rather we should develop a grateful heart toward Him for this most awesome gift of grace.
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