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A Tiny Understanding of Grace
Why I Love God's Grace
I chose not to follow "religion" at all. I can't recall one instance where Jesus spoken positively about religions or religious traditions. Most man-made religions that have ever existed (even ones truly God-loving) have inserted some man-made quirks over time, and we "Christians" have, over time, made a bad name for Christ. I know evil forces get to take most of the credit, but we need to take the responsibility for being spiritually immature enough to be blinded or fooled by the father of lies to distort the Truth of God. Its time we take a stand and start teaching the love of Jesus straight from the power of the Holy Spirit!
Understanding God's Grace:
How well do you believe you understand what God's grace really is?
I recently read a blog about an atheist hating God's grace. It broke my heart that a young lady could be taught about the love of God, yet evil uses pride to cover their ears and heart to the Truth of what God's grace truly is. I know its hard for some to understand grace, especially if you've never experienced it. God doesn't "send" people to eternal existence absent from Him (what most refer to as Hell). People chose it on their own. God created a perfect Earth, and a proud angel decided to rebel against God's Holiness because his pride wanted to be worshipped as perfection. So in his anger, He came to take away what God had created and loved so much... us. We make the choice daily to chose imperfection over perfection. Humans decided to turn from God's perfection, so He could no longer be in our presence. It was never God's choice to be separated from us. It was and is still always OUR choice to be separated from God. Grace is God pardoning us for anything wrong we have done against His GOoD nature, and accepting us as if we were still perfect.
Take an example into consideration: How would you feel if your husband (for the sake of this article) cheated on you? Pretty terrible, most likely heart broken and devastated. What if he came to you and said that he is sorry for hurting you, but it was your fault for being physically or emotionally unavailable to him? I would think, "Wait a second! You cheated on me, and now your blaming ME for it?" Sounds like pride has your husband unable to admit his mistake and except forgiveness. Put the shoe on the other foot for a minute. Imagine if it were YOU who messed up and got caught up in an emotional whirlwind, and cheated on your husband. Once your emotions came to, you realized what you did, were appalled by your actions, and you wanted nothing more than to make things right. Let's say your husband is hurt deeply that his dear love could ever wonder away from him in such an intimate way that only they are supposed to enter into together, BUT he loves you so dearly that he wants you still and always. And because of his undying love, you do EVERYTHING in your power to show your husband how much you really do love him so he will never doubt you again.
THE CHEATER IS ME! I have cheated on my God/my soul mate with things that He has told me will only cause me harm and bring a separation between us. His laws are not to be a powerful dictator over us, but they are to show us what will cause us harm and how to avoid it (just like a GOoD parent does). When I was so lost in my sins, broken down and devastated, God/my soul mate reached out to me to remind me how much He loved me no matter how far I had pushed Him away. When I fully surrendered to His grace and accepted His love, I was overwhelmed with how much my God/my soul mate had put up with from me. I was overwhelmed that He still had faith in me. I was overwhelmed that He still loved me. Because of His love, I will do EVERYTHING in my power to show my God/my soul mate how much I really do love Him so He will never have a reason to be hurt by my actions. Not because I HAVE to, but because I love Him and I want to. Grace is a humanly, unfathomable gift that only the Holy Spirit can explain to you... and I am so blessed to have received it when I don't deserve it.