Ballerinas have grace, but how else is someone graceful? It applies to everything, seriously, everything!
My life changed after I had a new understanding of God’s grace. The book of Romans got a hold of my me like never before! For someone who grows up in the church, you often feel like you have all the basis covered, at least generally. That is not so. God’s foolishness is wiser than man’s wisdom. 1Cor 1:25 So no matter how wise we think we are, we will never truly know all of His truth. We can keep expanding in our understanding, though.
Romans 1:16-17 says,
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”
That says it all! Everyone is saved who BELIEVES and has power and righteousness by FAITH. What changed my life is seeing how simple it is. God gave grace, Jesus said in His sacrifice, “It s finished”, now we who believe are made right based on what Jesus finished. We move forward in that grace through faith. It’s a partnership. He gave grace, we give faith. We no longer have to DO anything for our eternal salvation. Once saved, always saved. The condemnation I used to feel is not God, he sees me as righteous!
In Ephesians 2:8, Paul said, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves.”
When my husband and I first started sharing with our friends and fellow believers about the new perspective on the finished work, some thought we had gone to Calvinism. Calvinism is all grace and is not correct. We are not Calvinist. Grace does not work if you don’t exercise your faith and believe. Remember, we live on this earth in a partnership! Other ministries have pushed from the main vein of faith only. This also is an extreme.
A good motto in life for each problem, task or stress is Grace To It! Here is a link to some great teaching on the finished work of Jesus Christ. http://ccihk.com/en/sermon-series-view?view=seriesdetail&templatemenuid=1&id=23