January 22, 2010

Only by Grace

Oh how we forget! It is only by the grace of God that many of us are still alive. I think back on some of the things that I did in my past that could have or should have killed me...but God. We have to remember to extend grace to others – show some love and patience. We were not always where we are today. If God would not have saved us, many of us would still be in the gutter - still in that relationship, still hurt and wounded, still hating ourselves and others, still in a messed up state of mind. Never give up or look down on people. Never forget that it is only by grace.

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)"