I have been praying for us this week that we will celebrate God’s amazing grace every day—- His grace that saved us when we accepted Christ as our Lord and Saviour, but more-than-amazing grace that sustains us. It keeps and preserves us and grows us!
As I have been preparing and studying for the coming study for this month, LIVING OUT GOD’S Grace: Transforming Grace, I came across a short quote from one of my heroes of the faith, Joni Eareckson Tada. She talks about what it looks like to live out God’s glory in our lives as the Holy Spirit transforms us into Christ’s image, one day at time. I found it very helpful and hope that you do as well:
“Glory, I’ve learned, is what God is all about. His essential
being. Whenever you talk about His character or attributes – like
holiness, love, compassion, justice, truth, or mercy – that’s God’s
So how is it that you and I can glorify God? It happens every
time we reveal His attributes in the course of our daily lives.
Every time you share the good news of Christ with another. Every time
you reflect patience in the middle of an upsetting or perplexing
problem. Every time you smile from the heart or offer an encouraging
word. Whenever those around you see God’s character displayed in your
attitudes and responses, you are displaying His glory.
God’s glory isn’t reserved for a temple of stone or some
heavenly vista. It can shine out clearly while you’re changing a flat on
the freeway … or counseling an angry co-worker … or lying in a
hospital bed … or balancing two crying babies in the church nursery.”
As we ponder this transforming grace this month, let us pray for one another that we will understand and allow the Holy Spirit to do that transforming work in us; to glorify God.
“And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 NIV
Until next week,