• on July 15, 2016

The Power of God’s Grace

by Jake Lytle
by Jake Lytle

God’s Grace, what is it exactly. Some may be confused by topic. What does it mean? How does it work? God’s Grace is an intangible sign of God’s love for each and every one of us. It, like God’s presence is all around us and is here to provide people with the peace they deserve. It also provides the same peace to people who don’t deserve it at all.  Banner-Quote-1God’s Grace works this way because God believes that all people, good or evil are the same through God’s eyes. God’s Grace in other words is very forgiving.

There is a story about a man who was dying in his hospital bed, nearing the very end of this life with a few days left. This man had never been to church, had never valued or worshipped God in his life. As the man lay in his deathbed he became terrified, not because his life was nearing an end, but because he had no idea what was going to become of him when he dies. So he made the sudden decision to call to for help. His son called him priest. When the Priest showed up at his door he was overwhelmed with emotion because now he would be blessed with the knowledge and love for God. So when this man dies he can now know that there is a heavenly place waiting for him.

Banner-Quote-2Even though the man only valued God for the last week of this life, God loved this man just as much as any other Christian on earth. That’s why God’s Grace is so amazing.  It doesn’t matter who you are or what your past relationships are with God. God will always accept those who come to him.

A man in the bible by the name of Isaiah does a great job preaching about the endless love that God has for you and how God shows that love through his Grace.

“Yet the lord longs to be Gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show your compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him. – Isaiah 30:18, NIV

So what exactly does this scripture say? Isaiah makes it very clear that God is willing to wait until the very last second of a human life to accept those who believe in him. Like that man whom waited till the very week of his death to accept God, and all other people who wait to accept God, his Grace is forgiving enough to accept all people, no matter what.

Grace is also sometimes confused with another term called karma. Karma is the idea that you get what you deserve. But God’s Grace works in the exact opposite way. By grace you get what you don’t deserve. In the man’s case he may not have deserved God’s love, but since His Grace is so loving, the man is saved and forgiven of his sins.

Banner-Quote-3That is what Isaiah means by this scripture, not all people are perfect. God is patient. He waits for the perfect time to accept a person whether they are 5 years old and just learning about God or they’re 90 years old and wish for God’s love for the first time.

It is amazing to know how much God loves you. Even if we don’t know it, we are people of God at some point. The bond you have with him can change throughout your live. It’s always comforting to know that you can be in the darkest place with your relationship with God, but with his Grace he will be waiting with arms wide-open to accept you again and again. That’s the overwhelming power of God’s Grace.

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