Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more. –Romans 5:20
Grace… I don’t think any of us fully understand it. Some certainly more than others, but I don’t think we have the ability to fully grasp God’s grace. It’s completely undeserved but we are taught to accept it. With accepting it we are taught not to take advantage of it. And with not taking advantage of it we are taught that we cannot earn it. I think the best understanding of God’s grace is to know that it is completely driven by love. But then we would have to understand love, and we can only understand love from what love we have experienced ourselves.
I read a blog last night that talked about keeping our hunger in balance with our thankfulness. If either one is not in proper balance with the other we have a problem. With too much hunger and not enough thankfulness we become dissatisfied. With too much thankfulness and not enough hunger we become stagnant.
I was convicted by this because I don’t think I’ve been thankful enough lately. I’ve been plenty hungry but not thankful enough—and I am repenting of this. I believe my lack of thankfulness is because I do not understand His grace well enough.
So today I just want to make it a point to openly thank God for the amazing grace He has shown me, and the favor He has put on my life. Thank you Jesus!
What does His grace mean to you?