The Favor of Being Graced by God
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: ~ Ephesians 2:8
In our… it’s all about me… self-made state of mind. We sometimes remember that we didn’t make ourselves. In humility, we see our smallness in the vast universe. We thank God for feeling the harmony of life. When the rhythms of this world flow in our favor. In the fiercest storm, we see glimmers of hope. These are the times when we feel the grace of God in our lives. It’s in such moments of clarity, we thank God for His amazing grace.
Hebrew 4:16 says, Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. As long as we live… in this world… we need God. We should live each day in awe of His presence. Giving honor to Him… in the name of Jesus for divine favor.
It’s not to say that we don’t make mistakes. But we know that He keeps those in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him because they trust in Him (Isaiah 26:3). We can’t turn lead into gold. Yet, we’re devoted to the One who turned water into wine. We recognize chaos and confusion. But, we know the One… who has it all in control. We work to make this world a better place… as we overcome hardships, experience loss, and sometimes fail.
We may be rich or poor, healthy or ill, popular or shunned, behind bars or free. Others may look at us and wonder, why we sing so loud and praise so hard… Give so much, while asking nothing in return. Pray for those who mistreat us and help those who try to harm us. For we’re not afraid because we know that no weapon formed against us will prosper. Therefore, we boldly do as our Father in Heaven instructs us.
That we may continue in favor… knowing God favors whom He chooses. According to 2 Peter 1:2, grace and peace is multiplied unto those who know God through Jesus Christ. As Christians, we understand… it’s not by our works… or because we’re so good… or by our power… nor by our might that God favors us. We know that it’s by His grace.
God Bless… I am Wiley’s granddaughter.