I Am Thankful For Grace

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  I hope that today, you will not only be stuffed with some delicious food, but that you get to soak up some wonderful fellowship with your family.  There are so many things that we can and should be thankful for in our lives, and family is definietly at the top of the list.  Before we head off to grab some licious (as buggie says) foods, I’d like to stop and tell you one thing that I am most thankful for today, and that is GRACE!

For a long time, grace was something I did not understand, partly be cause I really didn’t know what it was, how it applied to me or how I could use it in my life.  Taking some time to search the Scriptures, Dictionary, and my heart, I found that not only do I have Grace, but that it is something that is readily available to me and everyone else. 

Grace is defined as . . .

“The free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits man receives from him.”  (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)

I am seriously in love with this definition – the spring and source of all the benefits – when I look back at how the Lord has blessed (benefited) me in my life, I can visualize those things just flowing from him, in love.  Grace is something that you cannot earn, God provides it, just like everything else.