How uplifting is the grace of God. I've seen it time and time again. When I think I'm in some kind of trouble. Or have fallen short. Or am grieved over something of the past. God's grace in Jesus comes in. This grace works in us to free us. To accept God's forgiveness and live in his love. And to do so, much more aware of the depths of who we are. And something more of who he is.
Paul made it clear, "By the grace of God, I am what I am." And also that God's grace was at work in him, and is at work in all believers in Jesus. And with this grace comes God's truth. Which alone, by the Spirit gives us freedom. And this grace is good, even when things seem bad. I might add, especially when things seem, and are bad.
It's a grace that draws us in to "the Jesus Creed": to love God with all our being and doing, and to love our neighbor as ourselves.
Who can receive it? Anyone. Look at the gospels. To come to the Lord and be at table with him was, and is open to everyone. Grace can begin there. And it needs to begin time and time again even for us who stand in that grace (Romans 5). We need it as much as we did, when we first came to the Lord.
What would you like to share about your experience of God's grace? Does God's grace stop with just one's self, when one is experiencing it?