I Choose Grace

I tell people, if I have to choose what side to err on, it’s going to be on the side of grace.  If I have to choose between mercy and the law, mercy and grace win every time.  Each time.

I am going to choose grace.  I am going to choose mercy.  I am going to choose relationships and people over, well, anything.  Why is that? Because that is the way that God operates.  And that is the way that I truly believe that He wants us to live. That is what I believe that God truly wants us to do and to live.

Listen to what the word says today in James 2:12-13:

So speak and so act as those who are to be judged under the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

graceMercy triumphs over judgement.  Mercy wins in the end.  In the end, it is mercy that God will show to us.  It is mercy, for those of us that are in Jesus Christ, that we will receive.

We haven’t earned it. We haven’t done anything that makes us worthy of it. We haven’t caused it happen.  It is simply given by a loving, merciful God, because of the work of His son Jesus on the cross.

We are given grace time after time after time after time.

Grace for our sins, for our mistakes for our stuff, for everything.  Grace.

That is God’s gift to you.  Grace.

Now, the challenge is this. What will we do with it?  You are loved.  You are sacred.  You are valued.  You are.

Now, how will you choose to use that grace given to you?  Will you give it others?  Will you forgive?  Will you show mercy?  Will you show grace to others?

Or will you choose judgement?

Today, I choose grace.  I will show grace to others. For, I have been shown grace by my loving God.  So I must show it others.

I choose grace.  Today, what about you?

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