Considering the title of this blog, I think it’s high time I posted about grace…!
Having had the opportunity to go surfing a few times over the past weeks, it’s struck me that the sea is pretty big! And I’ve often thought of God’s grace being a bit like an ocean: there’s sooo much of it, and it’s wider and deeper than we can ever imagine. And no matter how much grace we need, we can never empty the ocean.
When you’re surfing, the waves can be pretty powerful; we can’t underestimate the power of God’s grace poured out on us through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Grace is a game changer, a life changer – for it is by grace that you have been saved through faith (Ephesians 2v8).
A verse that’s been on my heart for several years now is 2 Corinthians 12v9:
“But he said to me ‘my grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
I think the reason it’s been on my heart is because God’s grace never gets old or boring; it’s new and fresh and exciting EVERY day. And it’s never ending. Grace is incredible, we’re totally undeserving of it but God pours it out on us anyway; it’s mind blowing stuff!
Sufficiency means God’s grace meets our every need. Whatever you’re struggling with right now – God’s grace is bigger. Whatever you’re enjoying right now – God’s grace is bigger. That person (or people) you’re annoyed/frustrated/angry with – God’s grace is bigger. If you’re not quite sure what the next step on your journey is – God’s grace is bigger.
And just when we thought there couldn’t possibly be more grace because the ocean is full, the heavens open and his grace rains down on us – “But he gives us more grace” (James 4v6). God ABUNDANTLY gives us his grace, every day, every hour, every minute, every second. Of EVERY day. Not just Sundays. Now that’s the kind of God I want to know and serve.
Grace reminds us that it’s NOT about us, it’s all about Jesus. He’s the one our lives should be pointing to, he’s the one who sets us free from sin and brings us into right relationship with our heavenly dad because of Jesus’ death and resurrection