How do you feel about new years? I am very much an optimist. I am sure that this is the year I will lead a more peaceful life, lose twenty pounds, get my priorities in order, and even have a clean house!
Which started me thinking. What would be the one thing I could do that would affect everything? If God were to whisper a new year’s resolution or goal into my ear, what would it be? If God were to pick my “word,” what word would he have me focus on?
I’ve decided to focus this year on GRACE. The grace of God is mentioned 123 times in the New Testament and 8 times in the Old Testament (NIV). That’s a lot of times! What does it even mean? What do you think of when you think of God’s grace?
Grace–the free and unmerited favor of God
1) It’s FREE
2) It’s Unmerited (we can’t earn it)
3) Favor of God–His delight! You can read more about that by clicking here.
It’s kind of exciting if you think about it. And if we spent a whole year focusing on THAT? It’s difficult to imagine how our lives would change. So what do you think? Are you ready for a year of GRACE? I am, and I’m hoping that you will join me–because in today’s world? We can all use more grace.
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