Grace

Thoughts on Sin, Forgiveness, and Grace

Sin is an offence. A deep, jagged woundedness.

Afflicted are the offender and offended.

What restores the innocence? What mends the damaged?

The cleansing, healing power of forgiveness.

That’s not all.

There’s grace. God’s grace.

Grace that restores and wholly reunites.

 

But beware the prevailing lie—

“Sin isolates you from God”.

That’s free advice from the betrayer.

Fiercely guard your heart!

Guard your heart against the enemy, a raging lion.

He’s a labeler. He’s a liar,

"You’re Shame! You’re Disgrace! There’s Unworthy!"

Don’t yield to these names. Don't play his game.

 

Yes, sin scars the heart.

Unconfessed sin makes you heartsick.

Liberate yourself. Hand it over to Christ.

Hand Him your sin and you’ll get something in return.

God will give you a lavish gift. Delighting to do so!

A gift Christ purchased for you, in advance, knowing you would need this very thing.

Let yourself receive the gift of Mercy and Grace.

 

Now, you can label yourself. Go ahead and label yourself!

Forgiven. Loved. Adopted. Saved. Graced. Favored. Blessed….

No other names will do.

So, remember who you are and what He’s done for you.

 

The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you.

Let the Holy Spirit convict and lead you.

Be led.

Be led because you’ll continue to wrestle with sin.

Confess. Reform. Seize.

Confess with humility.

Reform yourself with His help.

Seize forgiveness, mercy, and grace.

 

Now, live like you're forgiven because you are.

Live like you’re redeemed because you are.

Live as His beloved because you are!

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Dear friend, I'm so thankful for the love of God. We can seek Him for a love and grace found nowhere else.  May the verses below deepen the truth of His forgiveness, grace, and love over you.
Grace Forgiven Grace God's Love
Click here for a free printable version of Download Sin_Forgiveness_Grace. Share! If you want to see these above verses in other versions of the Bible, like the NIV or The Message, go to Bible.com.  May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you! Fondly, Terri

P.S. Check out the post on Trust for more insights into your relationship with God.