Thirty days of grace

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Standing before the judge
Her head held low
The allegations won’t budge
Accusers shouting their final blow
FRAUD! FRAUD!
Tears drop from her eyes to the floor
Gathering her wits for one last fight
No one would believe her heart’s true core
She stands up straight ready for the judge’s bite
BANG
BANG
BANG
He stands regal above the crowd
Silence ringing out from the masses
Over his face no anger to cloud
And from a worn book he reads a passage
“Since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a sacrifice of atonement by his blood, effective through faith. He did this to show his righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over the sins previously committed”
Young lady you have erred
But from my grace and love I will not bar
It is my gift I freely give
So that, daughter, you may live.

Grace, according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification; approval; a special favor; privilege; disposition to or an act or instance of kindness, courtesy, or clemency.” But what does that even mean? Put it in real life for me.
This month is normally a month of thanksgiving, especially for Americans. But instead I want to dive into something we often give thanks for, but maybe not have a complete grasp of what it means: grace. So for the next thirty days, I would like us to interact with one another on the meaning of grace and what it looks like in life.

Please share your experiences as a reply to this post or you can stop by my blog at http://www.braydenemerick.wordpress.com. I encourage you to share what the Lord has shown you about His grace. Every day I’ll post a scripture pertaining to God’s grace and would love for us to dialogue with one another. As iron sharpens iron, may we use this time to do the same for one each other.

Happy Friday!
Brayden

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About Brayden

I really despise this section of a profile, but here we go. I am currently raising two funny children with my sweetie. I also teach high school English.

Posted on November 2, 2013, in Devotion and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Thank you for the chill bumps I read on this. I needed to be reminded of His grace.

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  3. Hi Brayden

    Welcome to Mind’s Seat! Most insightful and soul-searching writing exploring the topic of grace. Loved the gavel and grace analogy.

    In our sin-sick world we need grace, the value of forgiveness in our realtionship with God and one another.

    I will pray for you as you explore grace and its significance in our lives. May the Lord grant you wisdom and continued clarity of thought. May He enfold you in His arms of tender mercy as you write your reflections on grace.

    God bless you and your family as you write for His kingdom glory.

    Kevin

    • Kevin,

      Thank you for the prayers and blessings. The idea of looking at God’s grace came to me this morning. I had originally thought of doing the Thirty Days of Thanks since it’s November and all. But when I submitted it before the Lord, His Spirit led me to looking at grace. He’s always wanting to do something new, and He’s able to do that as we invest in His word and share with our brothers and sisters. So I am excited to see what He brings out in us as we look at this as a family of believers. And I pray that not only will our understanding grow, but our faith and that others will come to know the Lord through it. 🙂

  4. Brayden:
    Welcome to the site. I’ve only been here for a short time but have been richly blessed! Glad to see another awesome believer on the team!

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