Cool – Grace – Now what?
“I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean. If your brother or sister is distressed because of what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not by your eating destroy someone for whom Christ died.” – Romans 14:14-15
So now we are under Grace – what do we do? – LOL!
REST! He will give you REST!!
“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:30
The first thing to understand under Grace is that Nothing that you did or could do could, would or ever will equate to anything but filthy rags before God – REST in what Christ Alone did, is doing and will do!
You are complete and righteous and perfect before God once you accept Christ!
CHRIST ALONE makes you this way!!
“So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves.” – Romans 14:22
In this same passage Paul says keep what you approve of and disapprove of between you and God – why is that?
LOVE NOW RULES!!
What does that look like? For me I don’t drink wine around my mom. My mom is a great lady but she is also condemned by drinking – so to keep the Love and to shine His light of Love – when I am around my mom I put myself under her laws.
What does this look like? When I speak at churches or groups I am very aware of who I am speaking to – and while I speak of Grace, teach Grace, Breathe Grace and Live Grace – I am learning how to Not be an ass about Grace! It hasn’t been an easy lesson – LOL!
So Growing in Grace, Living Grace-Fully – which is a daily inch by inch kind of thing – I see this to be true:
1) Rest – In Christ it’s ALL been done! I am as righteous before God as Christ Alone can and needs to make me! REST in the knowledge of this!
2) Be! – As God opens your eyes to His True Grace an Amazing thing happens – GRATITUDE! You begin to see His Love and His Freedom for the Life that they so richly and Freely Give!
3) Growth in Grace is Growth of learning Love and Peace and Joy in the new found Freedom with NO condemnation, guilt or shame – just Hope for we know Whom we have Believed in and am persuaded that NOTHING will ever separate me from HIS LOVE!