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Accept the gift of grace, it’s free: Ephesians 2:1-10

Divine Note #3 - Monday, December 22, 2008

I remember reading the Bible and attending Bible studies years ago, but nothing touched my heart. I felt guilty because I was not “getting” God compared to the other people in my life. They were all in love with Jesus and I was on the outside looking in, thinking that I was not worthy. Little did I know that Jesus was preparing my heart to accept His grace!

In the dictionary, grace is defined as the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God. Grace is when God gives you what you need and not what you deserve as Rick Warren notes in his latest book, The Purpose Driven Christmas. The moment when I gave up control of my life to Jesus, His love and joy touched my life in a big way and He has been with me through the ups and downs of my life. I get direct answers from the Bible by just asking Him for guidance.

This Christmas remember that Jesus came into the world at the right time (Gal. 4:4) to adopt us into His family. You have every right to call him Father (or Papa!) because you are His precious daughter! Open your heart and accept the gift of grace, it’s free and it’s all about love! I can promise you an exhilarating ride, it won’t be easy but it will be comforting to know that His mighty arms will always there when you need a hug!

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"We may feel at times that God has departed us from us, but that is when we have to believe his Word rather than our feelings." ~ RC Sproul

Definition of grace: 
a :  unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b :  a virtue coming from God
c :  a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace