We are immune to grace.
There. I said it.
I see it all around me and in my own life.
We don’t extend it to others because we don’t recognize it in our own lives or realize how much of it we need every day.
It’s by the grace of God we take our next breath.
Have a roof over our heads.
Have daily bread to eat.
His grace puts us in families and communities, relationships and friendships.
His grace heals, forgives, leads and loves.
How dare we?
- How dare we complain?
- How dare we not forgive?
- How dare we take His goodness for granted?
- How dare we forget all His benefits?
His grace alone saves us. Nothing we do, no effort of man can save our souls or make us the heirs of the one who created the universe with a word.
Only His blood dripping from the cross of Calvary, nothing else will suffice.
We are surrounded by excess and affluence, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and we actually start to believe we are deserving and entitled to it. We want the gift more than the giver. The trappings of Christianity but not the ‘narrow road’ of dying and walking with Christ.
We forget His grace, the price He paid.
We are pampered, petted and spoiled and think our comfort and safety is something worth fighting and dying for. Lives lived unaffected by His grace.
Everyday I experience the injustice of grace.
He gave everything, I gave nothing yet, He gave it for me. And you.
He loves me, protects me, provides for me and guides me. His requirement? That I:
- Obey Him when He calls
- Forgive any and all who have offended me
- Love the unloveable
- Walk Humbly
- Live honestly
- Worship with deep gratitude
- Prefer others over myself
- Live like His joy is my strength
When we live this way, grace will infect us once again and our immunity will begin to wear off.
Oh, lets be a people marked by the injustice of His grace. Ever grateful and unafraid to lose, to be last, to take up our cross and to love, no longer immune to His amazing grace.