Love. It is the deepest desire of the human heart. All people have a need to be loved, and to love. Year after year, many people live for that next relationship where they can find true love. There is a hope that maybe if someone can be found that you love, and that loves youContinue reading “Premeditated Love”
Ashamed, broken, defective, damaged, trash, failure, reject, unloved, unlovable, worthless. Labels can be harsh. Who are you? What do you hear when you think about yourself? What do you believe about you? The answers to those questions determine your identity. Many of us have a poor identity. Our labels are painful to bear, and becauseContinue reading “Loved and Unashamed”
Greetings to everyone that will read these posts. I look forward to our journey together as we learn about, and grow in the grace of God.
This blog is called Refreshing Grace, because God’s grace, transforms you from the inside out and brings joy to your soul. Through faith, Grace( Jesus is the grace of God incarnate) brings you into the experience of the “times of refreshing” mentioned in Acts 3:19. My desire is to encourage others in the things of the Lord, and grow together in God’s grace.
To grow in grace and be refreshed by grace you must understand what grace is. Grace is the unmerited, undeserved favor of God. Grace is God giving you everything you don’t deserve. It has been said the grace is God’s riches at Christ’s expense. G-R-A-C-E is God’s-Riches-At-Christ’s-Expense. The grace of God has been fully demonstrated and revealed through Jesus Christ. He has done all the work that you could ever need. Jesus died for you and rose again that you might be forgiven and made righteous before God(ROM.5:1). When you are in a faith relationship with Him, God sees you as perfect, holy, and righteous.
Do you want to be refreshed? Rest in this. Jesus is your perfection. He is your right standing. He is everything that you ever wanted or needed. In Him you are blessed with every spiritual blessing (Eph.1:3). You are loved. Oh so loved. He loves you more than you can imagine. God the Father loves you as much as He loves Jesus ( John 17:23). As Jesus is, so are you in this world(1 John 4:17). When God sees you, He says, This is my beloved child, in whom I am well pleased.” Jesus makes you new. That is grace. That is refreshing.