The Daily Breath of God
Monday, June 11 2012
But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:20-21Sin is the damnation of the soul. It is self-seeking, all-consuming condemnation and its goal is death. It cannot and will not bless any relationships. God's grace is his love given without condemnation so that we may live without fear, guilt, shame, or a constant bad self-image. Grace gives joy and freedom in our relationship with God and man and provides a life that is called eternal. Here, eternal is not a length of time, but a quality of life. It is life as our Lord knows life, fresh, relaxing, new every morning. Today may you rejoice in knowing that grace is more than a word. It is God's life and love expressed in and through you. The life you live is given to you on this day to refresh and bless your journey. Grace along with thanksgiving lets you bless others along their journey, even if they do not deserve it.