This is going to be an unusually short post today as I have SO much to take care of. Also, the fact that I will be observing and taking a moment of silence for the Holocaust Remembrance Day (from sundown today until sundown tomorrow).
So today’s topic in church was about grace and how grace simply isn’t JUST saving grace. (I should really start taking notes in church so I can remember everything that is preached LMBO but I’m going to be referring to my mothers notes for today’s post).
What exactly is grace, biblical version?
Grace (New Testament Definition): Favor or Good-Will. (Brief definition; full definition can be found at http://www.bible-researcher.com/grace.html)
God gave us grace because He loved us SO much! He initiated all of the good things in our life. All of the sacrifices that He has done for us. Did we deserve it? Nope. But because of His loving grace and mercy, He did it anyways. He saved us. He saved the world. He gave us eternal and abundant life. He gave us a chance to have a personal relationship with Him and reign with Him forever in heaven. I mean, who wouldn’t want that? I love God so much! He has done EVERYTHING for me. All that I have is because of Him! All that I do is because of God! I am literally nothing without Him. I am just a vessel He is working through!
He is simply amazing!
So. something I learned today was that there are 5 types of grace (there’s more but our church is going to be covering the most important ones the next couple of weeks).
The 5 Types of Grace:
- Saving Grace
- Sanctifying Grace
- Strengthening Grace
- Sharing Grace
- Serving Grace
Let’s take grace seriously guys! We are ALL in need of grace every single day, every single one of us! God gave it to us, so why can’t we extend that grace to others? Not to mention, His grace and mercy is NEVER ENDING. It simply does not end. Period. Grace existed yesterday, it exists today, it will exist tomorrow and it will exist 5 years from now and until the end of time.
Christians: Just because God gives grace every single day at every single moment, does NOT mean we should intentionally sin or rebel against God’s Word. Do not use God’s grace, mercy and freedom as an excuse to sin. Take your sin seriously and repent! God takes it seriously. Let’s take a look at a very serious verse God talks about when it comes to sin and repentance:
“3 I tell you, No; but unless you repent ([a]change your mind for the better and heartily amend your ways, with abhorrence of your past sins), you will all likewise perish and be lost [b]eternally.” Luke 13:3 [AMP; Quotations added]
So it’s very obvious that God takes sin VERY seriously.. To the point of taking us OUT of the book of life if we do not seriously repent and turn of our ways. So why shouldn’t we?
Now if you unintentionally sin, that is a different story. Repent as soon as you realize what you have done and ask God for forgiveness and He will forgive you and forget what you ever did wrong. Isn’t that simply amazing? I think it is.
I think the next topic I will cover on Repentance, but first I have to do some research.
This will be a 5 part series post. All 5 topics of Grace will be covered once a week as they are taught in church.
Thank you so much for reading this! I will have one more blog post that I am going to do today that is totally unrelated to spiritual stuff lol. I’m going to be talking about vegetarian, gluten-free and home made stuff that I have been making and will be making in the near future coming up in about an hour. So stay tuned! God bless y’all!
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P.S. I finally got a business e-mail for this ministry. It is firstname.lastname@example.org . So if any of you have any questions, comments or concerns.. Please e-mail me at the above e-mail address. Thanks so much! Love you all! 😀