Faith Gains Grace

Are you a person who looks to justify yourself to others? Do you worry about what others think of you? Do you hope people will cut you some slack when you make a mistake? Do you know your faith in God brings you into His grace?

We all want to look good in the presence of others. Some of us worry about it more than others. We desire to be accepted. When we make mistakes, we hope others don’t notice or they are willing to let them slide.

There is One we can rely on to forgive our mistakes through His grace because of our faith. Our faith in God, and His Son, Jesus Christ, gains us access to His all-encompassing grace. We are covered in it from head to toe, all day long, every day. Knowing that should bring peace and comfort into our lives.

What are we to do with this grace? We are to follow Paul’s example in faith and boast about our hope in God. Our boasting isn’t in ourselves. We can confidently say God is willing to forgive our mistakes because of His wonderful grace. We can tell others that God is full of grace and they, too, can gain access to His grace by having faith in Him.

Does this mean we continue a sinful life on purpose? No. Yet, we can live confidently in our hope in God, knowing He accepts us for who we are, even as He continues to mold us into who He wants us to be. Our confidence is not to become cockiness. It is to feed our strength and courage to continue pursue becoming more like Jesus each day, regardless of the mistakes we make along the way.

The lessons we learn and the confidence we have in God’s grace is a wonderful message to tell others. Telling others about God’s grace is a message a hurting world needs to hear. A person who feels doomed to failure, needs to know about God’s grace. A person who is battered with worry, anxiety, and fear needs to hear of God’s grace. The person who appears to have it all together but is being eaten up inside with doubt needs to hear the message of God’s grace.

Our faith in God gains us access to God’s grace and confidence in the message. Our faith provides us the strength we need to face life. Our faith encourages us to tell others of God’s wonderous grace. A grace that continually covers us, regardless of our mistakes.

I pray we all realize God’s grace covers us. I pray our faith removes our doubts. I pray each of us tells others of God’s wondrous grace, relieving them of their worries. Access God’s grace. Put your faith in God. Trust Him to forgive you. Continue to grow your faith. Tell others of God’s grace.

Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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