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Grace - God's Amazing State of Grace – 28th Word in the “Good Words" Project

Updated on May 22, 2016

28th Good Word

Grace 28th word in the "Good Words" Project, created by Jo_Goldsmith11, by giving us words to live by in hopes of helping to inspire her fellow hubbers, to become the best writers we can be.

The straight and narrow, and Grace will lead us home.
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God’s amazing state of Grace

© by Shyron Shenko


Grace is not tangible

But Grace can be felt

It is God's mercy and His love

It is Divine forgiveness that we are dealt


It's not that we don't deserve God's Grace

It is not because we do

It is simply because Christ loves us

It is with Grace He Blesses me and you


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Grace is an oasis

In a desert of despair

As long as we have faith

God’s amazing state of Grace is there


Grace is truth and it is real

When we are hurt and broken

No matter the reason for the way we feel

God’s amazing state of Grace is always there to heal


Grace is clemency

Grace is clemency

When our sins or pains are hard to bear

If we have the faith to ask forgiveness

God’s amazing state of Grace will be there


The beauty of God's Amazing State of Grace
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Have you seen the Grace of God?

After you have fallen on your face

When you have arisen

In God’s amazing state of Grace


I think of Grace as peace and love

Wrapped in tranquility

But it is so much more than that

At least it is to me

Where peace and harmony reign

There isn’t room for anger, hate or pain

With the blessings that we gain

With God’s amazing state of Grace


There’s no weed or other drug

That can take the place

Of the euphoric state

Of God’s amazing state of Grace


Only by faith we will have access

To God’s Amazing state of Grace

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so very much my dear friend, for the comments, compliment, I do appreciate you.

      I hope that all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 9 months ago from North Texas

      Those who are informed about the Bible to the extent of understanding grace I think often forget that as much as they need it themselves (ourselves) from God, so we need to offer it to those people around us as well as to ourselves. Strange how we can accept God's forgiveness yet not forgive ourselves at times.

      God expects us to give freely to others what He has given us -- forgiveness and mercy. How much simpler life can be when we do this. Carrying grudges and resentment can take so much energy we have little left for things that really matter and these burdens, and they are burdens, can interfere with the pleasure we might normally experience with the things we love.

      An excellent poem and I still hope to see a collection of these poems in a book one of these days. :) Hope your day is going well. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 16 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment. I absolutely agree. Just when I was about to publish another hub, HP dropped my Hubber score again, guess I will not be publishing anytime soon. Maybe that is what HP wants is the Creative writers eviscerated at least that is how it seems to me.

      Blessings my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 16 months ago from North Texas

      Surly grace is all there is between us and eternal damnation. Were it not for grace Heaven would end up with no earthy beings. It's pretty funny how some people think they're better than others when we must all seem like what one of my previous coworkers described as a "hot mess." She was describing a school bus she had just inspected and it needed a thorough cleaning with a toothbrush because it was so trashed. Sharing.

      Take time to catch your breath every now and then, and stay well dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 19 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, forgive the delay in thanking you for this comment, Honey Bunny has been in ICU since Monday and in a regular room today. But I am back or at least close to it.

      Thank you for the comments and for sharing.

      Blessings and Hugs my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 19 months ago from North Texas

      Came back to share this excellent poem again. Hopefully many will read it and be inspired to share -- both the poem and the grace. :)

      Hope you enjoyed this pretty weather day. Blessings and hugs once again. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago from Texas

      Kathleen, thank you for the comments, and compliments.

      That very often happens to me reading things and the chain that it leads to is amazing.

      Sending you Blessings and hugs and grace.

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      Kathleen Cochran 22 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Beautiful truths. Grace is amazing. I just finished a book that was supposed to be about human failings, but it ended up being about grace. Funny how that happens.

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      Shyron E Shenko 23 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comments and sharing.

      I do hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      C E Clark 23 months ago from North Texas

      We are all so fortunate to be offered grace. Mercy and forgiveness are what more is needed of and if we give it, perhaps we'll also get it in out time of need. I have seen very few people who subscribe to mercy or forgiveness of late. I wonder if they know they will be held to the same standard they hold others to?

      Sharing of course. Hope all is well. Hugs . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you as always for the comments, I appreciate them. And thank you for being my friend always. Sorry it has taken me so long to answer your comments.

      Blessings and Hugs.

      Shyron

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Now is a good time to think about and appreciate God's grace. The entire game changed once he conquered death and we should celebrate that everyday, not just tomorrow (once a year).

      Shared

      Hope you and John have a great Easter. Blessings to you both. Take care . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Flourish, I really appreciate your visit and your kind comments.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Lovely heartfelt poetry here. Your words flow well.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for your generous comment, and up-votes.

      And like you said Grace is a gift from God. Grace is not a payment for good behavior, but a gift without condition, given with unconditional Love.

      Blessings to you my dear friend

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      In fact the Bible teaches that not one of us deserves God's grace or forgiveness. We are all as dirty rags.

      "Martin Luther said, “The most damnable and pernicious heresy that has ever plagued the mind of man is that somehow he can make himself good enough to deserve to live forever with an all-holy God.”

      Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/filthy-rags.html#ixzz3...

      "Our salvation is not the result of any of our efforts, abilities, intelligent choices, personal characteristics, or acts of service we may perform. However, as believers, we are '“created in Christ Jesus for good works”'—to help and serve others. While there is nothing we can do to earn our salvation, God’s intention is that our salvation will result in acts of service. We are saved not merely for our own benefit but to serve Christ and build up the church (Ephesians 4:12). This reconciles the seeming conflict between faith and works. Our righteous acts do not produce salvation but are, in fact, evidence of our salvation," (James 1:22; 2:14–26).

      "In the end, we must recognize that even our righteous acts come as a result of God within us, not of ourselves. On our own, our “righteousness” is simply self-righteousness, and vain, hypocritical religion produces nothing more than “filthy rags.”

      Read more: http://www.gotquestions.org/filthy-rags.html#ixzz3...

      Not one of us deserves God's grace or any other gift from Him. Those who believe they deserve God's grace are far more lost than anyone else.

      The prophets, John the Baptiste, and even Jesus, were all stoned or sacrificed in some horrific way because they didn't preach what people wanted to hear. Instead they pointed out, sometimes not so nicely, the sins that people were continually committing.

      Anyone who so much as looks down on another person for any reason is sinning, for no human is better than any other human in God's eyes. Vanity or pride in oneself for any reason, especially that which leads to a belief that one is somehow of better moral character, is a sin. Most people sin continually, in part because they do not even realize what they are doing is a sin. Looking down on people who are poor, or who are junkies or alcoholics or adulterers is a sin.

      Your sins may be different, but they are still sins. Sin rating is a human created pass time, God has no such system. All who sin, without forgiveness from God, go to the same place, whether for imagining themselves somehow better than other people or for murder or rape, etc.

      One cannot expect God to keep forgiving their same old sin over and over for a lifetime. God isn't your second grade teacher. He knows when you don't really mean it when you tell him you are so, so sorry for your transgression, when in fact you are not. Your continuing to sin that same sin is proof that you have not repented and that you are not sorry.

      Having more money or education or more of anything does not make any person better or worse than another. God's grace, and all other gifts from God, are entirely undeserved by any person who receives them. Jesus would not have had to die if it were possible for humans to earn grace. Imagining that any one of us deserves grace is thinking that will guide a person away from God.

      People do not like to hear the truth and maybe that's why Bibles have been relegated to being coffee table books and door stops, but ignoring the truth will not change it. Just as death comes to everyone at some point, so the day of reckoning will also come. Satan has lulled people into believing it will not happen, or have people lulled themselves?

      If Jesus were to come to this world today as He did so long ago, people would treat Him the same way. They would look down on Him for being poor and they would mock His words. Most people would see Him as a laughingstock when they bothered to consider Him at all. Smug self-rightiousness and vanity can lose one's grace.

      Not one human being 'deserves' grace. Not one. We are all here for the purpose of serving God, and if we do not do that, then we have no purpose. Just as any employer has no reason to employ someone who refuses to do the work s/he was hired to do, neither does God have a reason to keep a haughty person who considers His work beneath them in His world. As previously stated, one doesn't earn grace through works, but does good works as evidence of having received grace. A person's attitude while they are performing these good works is just as important as the works themselves.

      The subject of grace is one of the most important you have written about. Voted up, awesome, and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Audrey, you are so kind, thank you for the compliment.

      Blessings Dear friend

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      This is lovely--I love the idea of Grace--and what it does for us and for others--really lovely!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Al, for the comment. Yes Whitney had a beatutiful voice, thank you for the compliment on my music taste. I like most anything from rock to Bach. I will listen to Tramaine Hawkins when time permits. Thank you for the link.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Hi Shyron, I came back to hear "Amazing Grace" in your hub and to my surprise, you also had Whitney singing it accapella. I had never heard this one of her. Wow, What an amazing voice she had and what good taste you have for your hubs. Btw, Tramaine Hawkins blows it away too.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92LP39NOEO8

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Devika, thank you for your comment as always. You are such a special person and friend always there for everyone.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jodah, for you kind compliment and comment.

      Congratulations on you Hubber award, it is well deserved.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Colleen, for you kind comments, without Grace where would we be?

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Al, thank you for the comments and compliments, glad you like it.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Maria, thank you for your comments and thumb-up.

      I know your mom would have loved my song choices, that is because only someone special would have a precious daughter like you.

      Love and you know how to hug you back for me.

      Shyron

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      Maria Jordan 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      In your poetic and musical expressions of GRACE, I find comfort, peace and faith as well...this is beautiful in every way, dear Shyron.

      My Momma would have loved all your song choices, Shyron. She taught me to love Patsy Cline.

      Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A great write here. I like the way you presented this beautiful hub with so much truth.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Beautiful descriptions and examples of God's grace Shyron. Wonderful poetry, well done.

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      Colleen Swan 3 years ago from County Durham

      Lovely Shyron. Grace is all things good. I tend to view grace as a forgiveness and an acceptance without preconditions.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Wonderful poem Shyron and keep up the great, artistic work. I love it!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your wonderful, beautiful comment; your Votes up and BA; Post on FB, Pin to AH, and shared.

      Yes, everything went according to His plan, and Jesus became our Savior.

      I hope you got some sleep, I did not call you back because I did not want to wake you. I also hope that today is a better day for you and not to hot.

      Blessings and hugs to you my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Ruby, thank you for your sweet comment my dear friend. I know that the song by Patsy Cline is old, but I felt it is still apropos.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Peg, thank you for the compliment, comment and I am so glad you my choice of the music, I loved Patsy Cline for her first song.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Jo, thank you my dear friend for your comment, compliment, tweet and share, I really appreciate you. Hugs and blessings.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Bill, you don’t know how much I appreciate you my dear friend. Thank you for your kind compliment and comment.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Shauna, thank you so much for the comment, I really appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Faith, thank you for your comment, compliment, votes up, tweet, pin and sharing, I really appreciate you my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Ann, thank you for your kind comment, I am so glad you enjoyed my hub. Thank you also for the following, I really appreciate you.

      Shyron

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Don't know what I can say that everyone here hasn't already said. Grace is an amazing thing and we (you and I) have already talked about the plan Jesus had in place before He came here and how it might have gone awry if everyone had not played the part they came here to play.

      Grace was in His plan and look at all the trouble He went to getting everything just right, and how all things depended on each other to work. Everyone had to do their part or it would have all been for nothing, and Jesus might have died and not risen.

      The risk Jesus took, if you think about it, was incredible. As much as He went through leading up to the cross and enduring the cross, look what a huge risk He took in carrying out His plan for our salvation. Had things not gone like clockwork, Jesus may have truly sacrificed His eternal life and lost it, along with His life here.

      Jesus truly pulled off quite a coup, and no wonder Satan is so angry about it all. Satan is a pretty brilliant guy, though he uses his brilliance for evil, and he was bettered by Jesus, who risked everything and successfully pulled His entire plan off perfectly, and Satan never even saw it coming. Satan really thought he had it 'in the bag,' so to speak, and then suddenly it all fell apart for Satan and in a way, he was blindsided, proving that as brilliant as he was, he wasn't brilliant enough to defeat Jesus. Maybe because good is inherently stronger than evil. Maybe because Satan's self pride made him overly confident.

      While we can look back now and see Jesus victory that benefits all who want and choose to accept Jesus' offer, before Jesus plan was carried out successfully, there was the real risk to Jesus that something might go wrong, someone might not follow through with their part, etc., so Jesus horrific death on the cross is only part of the sacrifice He made to save us. There was much more at stake in His plan. His sacrifice was much greater than most people imagine or realize.

      Voted up and BA. Posted on FB, Pinned to AH, and shared.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Shyron. I especially love , ' Grace is clemency .' Patsy Cline's video was great, that song is really old, I haven't heard it in a long time. Thank you...

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      Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Shyron, Your poetry is inspiring and beautiful. I loved the Patsy Cline video Life is Like a Mountain Railroad which I hadn't heard in years. Awesome work on this project.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      This is just beautiful Shyron! A truly grace filled woman walking by Faith.

      I absolutely loved the flow of this masterpiece. Shared, tweet and Up she goes. ((((( hugs))))

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      This has been a marvelous series, and you have contributed to it beautifully. Well done my friend.

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      Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

      Beautifully stated, Shyron!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Dear Shyron,

      You have written so beautifully all that is Grace truly. When I think about His mercies are new each and every morning, and His grace flows so freely because of His great love for all of us, it brings tears of joy. I am also mindful to extend such grace to others just as my Father in Heaven as done for me.

      What a lovely way to start my day by reading your lovely poetry.

      God bless you, precious heart.

      Voted up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Hope your day is lovely.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      What a lovely hub! Your poetry flows with grace and imparts the message so well. Poetry is such a good choice for this subject.

      Reading this beautiful piece as I sit here looking out onto a sunny Bridgwater marina has given me a wonderful start to my day. Thank you.

      Ann