"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen." -2 Peter 3:18 (ESV)
I love the word g r a c e. When you think of what the word really means and how it applies to our Spiritual walk, it’s something you want to be. It represents freedom not only from sin, but our own imperfections. Because of grace, we don’t have to be perfect for God to accept us. We don’t have to impress Him. He knows we’re human.
It’s not just about accepting grace but learning how to give it as well. We have to give it to ourselves. When we feel like failures we can safely run to Him and He will always accept our broken pieces because of grace. That’s how we need to treat others.
Has somebody hurt you or made you angry? Pray for grace. Set your roots in the abundant grace that God gives. There’s plenty for everyone. It’s a place we can always g r o w.
“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” -1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)
Restore: to bring back to a state of health, soundness, or vigor.
Isn’t it a relief to know that after all the heart ache and suffering that we have endured and are enduring and will endure that when we get to heaven that we will be restored? We will be returned to a state of rest. We will be like we would have been before sin entered in the world. Imagine a clear mind and a clear heart.