#2172 – True Grace

Good morning people who live disciplined godly lives

Colossians 2:5 (NIV) For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how disciplined you are and how firm your faith in Christ is.

Grace is not the absence of truth and discipline is not a bad word.

Sometimes we can abuse the grace of God and boldly declare “I am not under law, but under grace!” Is this statement true? ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!!!!!

But grace is not license to sin. Grace is not weak and flaky.

Grace is a strong, bold, empowering word! Here’s some of what grace actually means: ‘the divine influence on the heart and its reflection in the life – the merciful kindness by which God, exerting His holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increasing them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.’

The result of grace in our lives is we will live holy lives. The result of grace in our lives is disciplined lives and a deepening faith and trust in God.

“So, are you living under grace? Does the evidence of your life back that up?”

Today if your answer is unsure, the wonderful thing is, the God of grace stands waiting to extend grace to you! That’s right; He always has open arms for those who turn towards Him. Your past can be exactly that today – your past. Today is a new day – a grace-filled day…but it will result in change.

Grace always results in change.

“Will you receive God’s invitation to live by grace today? Will you allow His divine influence in your life that will empower you to live a holy life?” 

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