Offering Grace

52 Weeks of Grace, Christian living Comments: 8

We’ve been exploring GRACE–what it means, how it affects our lives, and how we can offer grace to ourselves. For the month of March, I thought we’d talk about how to offer grace to others. As we can see in this verse from Acts, when we’re full of God’s grace, we can do great things!

Max Lucado agrees. I absolutely love this quote by him:

The apostle Paul never seemed to exhaust the topic of grace – what makes us think we can? He just kept coming at it and coming at it from another angle. That’s the thing about grace. It’s like springtime. You can’t put it in a single sentence definition, and you can’t exhaust it. ~Max Lucado

Isn’t that awesome? So if we cannot exhaust grace, we cannot use it up or run out of it, then we have plenty to offer to others. We, as followers of Christ, can offer grace to other people in our lives. Now it’s your turn. What are some ways that we can do this? I know you have some good ideas, so please share it in the comment section below.

Blessings,

V

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Offering Grace

  1. Melissa Henderson

    One way to offer grace is to let someone talk without interrupting them to give an opinion. Sometimes, people just need to talk and have someone listen. I will be extra alert for opportunities to “just listen”. 🙂

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  2. Alice Breeding

    Anytime a friend hurts my sensitive feelings, I’m learning to turn my thoughts to their situation and smile next time I see them.

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  3. Nancee Marchinowski

    I love the quote from Max Lucado. What profound words regarding grace. I know that I need to use grace more frequently in my life, offering it to everyone I encounter, friends or foes. Maybe by using grace to everyone we encounter we will change someone’s life. All it takes is a smile or a kind word to brighten someone’s day.

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    1. vannettachapman Post author

      Yup. A smile and kind word both go a long way. You are always an encouraging person, Nancee. You’re a good example of this!

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  4. Marilyn R

    We can offer grace by being patient with someone while they are talking to us about their struggles. Plus, grace can be shown in our actions at all times to everyone we encounter. God’s grace is never failing so we need to be gracious to others at all times–no matter if they are friend or someone who has hurt us in the past.

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    1. vannettachapman Post author

      That’s such an important time to be full of grace … when another person is struggling. Thanks for your comment, Marilyn!

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