grace (n): unmerited divine assistance; approval; favor; mercy; pardon; kindness. When is the last time you paused, reflected, and rested in God’s grace?
I am an overachiever, a perfectionist, and a self-criticizer. Reminders of the sufficiency of God’s grace are a necessity for me. How about you?
I recently did a word study on grace. I limited the search to the New Testament, as even there, the content was huge. I let verses like this wash over me…
- For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich. -2 Corinthians 8:9
- May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. – 1 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I was inspired by my study to create a word picture, filled with verses like the ones above. My hope is that it can be a reminder to you as it was to me.
A reminder that God’s grace is Available. Abundant. Enough. Period.
Maybe even use it as inspiration to create your own biblical word picture.
- Use a resource like Bible Gateway to look up what the Bible has to say about words like strength or hope or forgiveness or love.
- Use a resource like Font Space to download fonts that enhance the picture you are trying to make. (I used the font “Just the Way You Are.” What a great name for a font used to help picture grace.)
Whatever you do, I pray this post gives you permission to take a moment and rest in God’s grace. It is God’s gift to you. Receive it and rejoice in it.
What character trait or promise of God do you long to remember and rest in? Please leave a comment if you want me to do this with another word. I would love to make more.