Captivating Grace

What positive, uplifting event captured your attention as you observed it, saw video footage of it or read about it? Would you include the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing, a family member’s wedding, a child’s birth or a specific athletic event such as a World Series or Super Bowl game?

It is common for exciting and inspiring events to capture people’s attention and invite them to bask in a moment of joy or excitement.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
– Galatians 2:20 ESV

Are you basking in a life captivated by grace?

When you give your life to Christ and accept the grace He offers, then a personal transformation occurs within you. Your sins are forgiven, and a new life is ahead of you. The transformative power of being united with Christ is a truth defined by His offer of grace. You are not defined by a list of dos and don’ts, but His grace defines and grows you.

Your union with Christ allows you to be no longer known by your past mistakes, limitations or even your present circumstances. Instead, you are identified with Christ and all He accomplished on the cross. The result is a complete transformation of your life, a metamorphosis that extends to every aspect of your being.

Christ paid the price for your sins and extends His grace to you.

Living a life of grace demonstrates this transformation and the limitless potential He brings to you. It is the recognition that your worth, value and identity are rooted in Christ, not your performance or past sinful actions. Your new life with Christ as your Savior frees you from the oppression of self-condemnation and the pressure to prove yourself. Instead, you are empowered to live life from a place of rest and security, rooted in the love and acceptance of the Heavenly Father. Your acceptance motivates you to run hard, filled with excitement.

The beauty of living a life of grace and His acceptance is that it can transform you and those around you. As you experience the love, forgiveness and acceptance of Christ, you are equipped to extend these same qualities to others. Your relationships become healthier, your communities become more vibrant, and your excitement becomes contagious.

Today’s One Thing
If you have not yet accepted the Lord’s grace, do so today. If you are a believer, reflect on His grace and mercy, and leave any self-condemnation and pressure to prove yourself at the foot of the cross by shouting, “God, this is yours. Forgive me for not releasing it to you. Take it from me. Free me from the bondage and help me to see your wonderfulness.”

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