There’s a song that stirs so much emotion in my heart. When it comes on the radio, I crank up the volume and sing at the top of my lungs; eyes closed and often times with my hands lifted to Jesus (well maybe just one since I am usually driving).
With each word, passion for Jesus and His love for me, courses through my veins.
And we are His portion and He is our prize, Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes, If grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking. So Heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss, And my heart turns violently inside of my chest, I don’t have time to maintain these regrets, When I think about the way…
He loves us, Oh, how He loves us,
But do I really live like I believe this? When the song isn’t streaming through the speakers in my car and I’m not caught up in the beauty of those lyrics, do I really believe that His grace is as vast as an ocean?
Last week I shared this post about how easily I can be tempted to look back on my sinful past and wish to go back. It was only by God’s grace that I was saved from my reckless self.
Grace is something I read about, sing about, and extend to others; yet so often I withhold it from myself – deeming myself unworthy of the precious gift that God wants to lavish upon each one of His children.
But God’s word is clear. He says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17)
His grace can’t be earned. It’s a free gift that He offers with an open hand. Will you accept it today?
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)