Today, I’m studying on what God’s grace means to me. The topic came up because one Wednesday, I was at a social function and I was very uncomfortable. I ate quickly and then left to go somewhere to be by myself. Social interaction is hard for me. I grew up in a small family setting and we lived isolated for years because of our surroundings. This has been my lifestyle pretty much my whole life and making friends was never easy. I got so used to being alone that eventually I adapted to it.
When I became a born-again Christian, Jesus began dealing with me from the inside and I believe He placed a love inside me for people. I don’t want to see anyone lost and I want bring encouragement in my writings as well as in person. When I do go out, I find myself looking for opportunities to help another person. That could be reaching an item on the top shelf for an elderly person at the grocery store or just opening the door for someone coming in behind me. Through Christ I love people. I try to talk to everyone I run into and there’s been more than a few occasions that I actually prayed for someone in the store. Jesus can really change and mold us into the person He wants us to be.
There’s still situations that make me feel uncomfortable and so I have to call on The Lord for help. Sometimes, I don’t react the way I should and miss the mark. But His grace to me is so wonderful as He will forgive me when I mess up. I don’t always display a happy attitude and complaining but again God’s grace is always there.
His grace is extended to every Christian, but have we embraced His grace yet? I think it’s hard to understand this big omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient God that made the whole universe and yet wants to have relationship with us. My mind can’t grasp His great love and that’s why grace is so awesome because we don’t and can’t earn it. It’s a gift from God…something you did nothing at all to gain.