Slice of Grace Today began with a constant heavenly whisper and me scared and unsure blindly stepping out in faith. No longer ignoring what God was pushing me to do.
I now know what Jonah may have felt when God was telling him to go where he did not want to go. I couldn’t continue my “Jonah” response. I knew that if I did, metaphorically speaking, I’d end up in the belly of a great fish!
Here is the reason for my hesitation. Condemnation is a heavy weight that will render you inactive spiritually. I knew God forgives me but, I had to forgive myself of the sins I made as a Christian to feel freedom.
Why is it so hard to accept that Christ forgives but we find it hard to forgive ourselves? That is right where the Deceiver wants us to be. Spiritually inactive and living a defeated Christan life.
I realized that Christians do not live perfect lives. I will make mistakes but God’s redemptive plan renews me every day.
God uses imperfect people to do his most magnificent work. Through this discovery of redemptive freedom God opened my eyes to his empowering gift of grace.
Philippians 4:13 (NKJ) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
All you have to be is willing. Grace does the work in you to fulfill God’s actions through you. You have the strength and power. It’s in grace.
I am no longer a defeated Christian. I live free. I live every day with Christ first… leading me day by day by the power of His amazing grace.