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GRACE

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Ephesians 2:4-5
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

There are so many times in our lives when we feel like we don’t deserve God’s love or grace. Maybe it’s because you’re caught in a perpetual sin that you just can’t seem to beat and you think that God can’t possibly forgive you this hundredth time. Or maybe you project your relationship with your earthly father onto your relationship with your heavenly Father and think that since your relationship with your father isn’t good that your relationship with God certainly can’t be. But here’s the good news: Jesus died for you and it is through his death on the cross that we have been set free from the awful lies we believe, our seemingly unbeatable sins, and our rocky relationships. There is so much grace!

There will never be a time that Jesus’ grace will run out for you. There will never be a time when He’ll get fed up with your sins and wash His hands of you. No, He will never turn His back. Your heavenly father will keep giving you grace over and over again, and while He does that, He’ll whisper to you ever so gently, “I’m so very proud of you and I love you so much.” But the grace of God is not a free pass to keep sinning. As you fall more and more in love with God your desire to sin will be less and less, and your desire to please Him will be overwhelming.

QUESTION 1. In what ways or with whom do you feel unloved or unworthy? Make a list.
QUESTION 2. Do you truly believe that God has enough grace for you? Give that list to God through prayer and then tear it up and throw it away.
CHALLENGE: While you go through your day today, any time that the lie creeps into your head that you aren’t worthy or aren’t loved, stop where you are. Then speak these truths out loud over yourself: I am redeemed by grace, I am God’s beloved child, I have been set free, and I am loved unconditionally by my Father.