Grow in Grace
Posted on July 13, 2018 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
I have a wooden sign that sits on my kitchen counter which simply says: Grow in Grace. This little sign serves as a daily reminder that I am constantly learning to grow in grace.
The definition of grace, is when we get what we do not deserve. However, recently I heard someone say grace was, kindness, forgiveness and understanding. Same definition, just stated in a different way. These three words have resonated with me again and again.
Often there are times when my friends, family members or co-workers may say or do things which hurt, and I do find it hard to offer grace. Sometimes they do make wrong choices, maybe not intentionally, but I find it hard to respond. In order to act and not re-act, I have learned to stop and simply say, sometimes even out loud, grace……grace……grace. It is a gentle reminder for me to check myself before I speak. Am I offering kindness, forgiveness and understanding?
I love and serve a very gracious God. A God who does offer kindness, forgiveness and understanding to me over and over again. In scripture, I am reminded that I can always go to God’s throne to seek His help as I try to grow my life in this area of grace. As God has offered me grace….let me be an extension and offer grace as well.
15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our
weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just
as we are – yet was without sin.
16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we
may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Today, my friends, I want to challenge you to simply stop and say, grace……grace…..grace, before you respond with words of hurt or anger. Learn to check yourself for kindness, forgiveness and understanding.
Going & Growing in Grace,
Written by Teri Van Schoick. Teri loves to teach women about God’s Word through the practical applications in the everyday things of life. She can be reached at terivan.com.
Daily Quote: “Grace means undeserved kindness. It is the gift of God to man the moment he sees he is unworthy of God’s favor.” – Dwight L. Moody
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, Psalm 146:5