God gives us three free undeserved gifts that I desperately need in order to deal with my sin, but could not generate any of: GRACE, MERCY AND PEACE. Although free, these gifts cost God an infinite price. So, if I now accept them, my only reasonable response would be to give God myself , my all, in return. Rom 12.1
Grace is: the free gift from God to me of what I desperately need to deal with the power of sin,but could generate none for myself, but if I now accept it my only reasonable response would be to give him my all.
Mercy helps me benefit from the consequences of sin, Peace allows me to get out of WORKS and rest despite being in a world of sin and GRACE helps me rise above the power of sin by faith as an eagle is lifted by the winds of the storm.
Grace is available and has come upon all men but most will not accept it or live in it’s power because if all my worth power and security come from God period no exception none from myself- then I can never feel superior to anyone, my life is not my own. I fear the loss of identity and motivation which I now derive from my efforts and comparison to others.
I AM NO FOOL TO GIVE UP WHAT I ONLY HAVE AS AN ILLUSION (self generated worth strength and security) TO GAIN WORTH STRENGTH AND SECURITY THAT I CAN NEVER LOSE AND WHICH IS INFINITE.
LORD HELP ME TO QUIT RUNNING FROM YOUR GRACE, TO ACCEPT IT AND REST IN IT’S POWER AND BEAUTY.