The Daily Breath of God
Thursday, May 08 2014
God's law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God's wonderful grace became more abundant. So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God's wonderful grace rules instead, giving us a right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:20,21 NLTHere we can see the tug of war that goes on along our journey. Sin is always self-serving and expresses itself in many ways, such as lust, bitterness, anger, resentment, criticism, all of which bring tension to our relationships in the home, work place and community. Grace gives a great freedom of expression of kindness, encouragement, joy, blessing and praise because of God's love given without condemnation. As we enjoy being overwhelmed by his grace, we can see, hear and respond along our journey so that God is glorified, others are refreshed and we are blessed. On this new day, may you enjoy that life that is called eternal through Jesus the Christ. Relax, smile, look up and give thanks to the Lord. You will see, hear and respond in such a way, that you will feel as though your hair got blown back, it is just what a life of grace does.