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I appreciate grace. Grace is far more than a Bible concept. Grace is a real-life experience. When you receive it, you know it! When grace shows up, forgiveness flows, condemnation and judgment go, fresh starts happen, the mistakes of the past are released and hope for the future rises. When you get grace, you know you don’t deserve it, but you deeply appreciate it, and enjoy it.
Grace is a very good thing. It’s freeing. It’s empowering. It’s motivating. It’s transformational.
Grace is something we need to live and grow in. The more grounded we are in grace, the more love we’ll have for God and for people. This is why Peter, the apostle, wrote these instructions to us in 2 Peter 3:18 (TPT) “But continue to grow and increase in God’s grace and intimacy with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ …”
Notice that grace is something we’re told to grow in. Over time, we need to experience and appreciate more and more of God’s grace, which Jesus Christ has made available to us. We’re also called to become more gracious toward others. Growth in grace changes us, and it changes the way we treat others.
Are you growing in grace?