Category Archives: Grace

Grace is the essence of God and true Christianity

Are we showing grace to one another?  To ourselves?  Photo of artist painting white robed female warrior on a brightly coloured background at All Nations Church Leicester as part of the service

Are we showing grace to one another? To ourselves?

Grace is to me is the essence of what God and Christianity is all about.   God’s grace  means unmerited or unearned favour or blessing.  So this blog is written for all those who feel they can never measure up, never reach the right standard, never be good enough – because do you know what you’re right – you can’t on your own and neither can I.  There’s hope for both of us, and that’s what I want to write about – Grace, Hope and “this little thing called Love”.

I believe that through God’s grace and through the birth, death and ressurection of Jesus Christ His Son, we can however experience living life to the full, enjoying God’s abundance without being dragged down by false guilt or shame. We can also guarantee our place in heaven and have God’s seal of approval – just by accepting that Jesus Chris is the son of God, asking Him to forgive us for everything we’ve ever done wrong and everything we ever will do wrong (believe me its a long, long list) and asking God our Father in heaven to accept us as His child and show us the right way to move forward in life – in His strength not just our own.

God’s grace means we can move beyond a never-ending list of rules and regulations that we can never measure up to and just focus on loving God and each other (even the people we don’t like and who don’t like us)!  Oh, I didn’t say it would be easy…. believe me loving your enemies is far harder than loving your friends, but God will bless and honour us for it.  Did I mentioned – Jesus promised that we can do anything at all in His strengh – even the things we couldn’t do alone and that “With God nothing is impossible”.

For anyone out there feeling patronised or irritated by what I just wrote – forgive me – I’m a beginner at blogging…. Just putting it out there and see where it leads.   At some point we have to get off the fence and start standing up for what we believe in – and today this is my way of doing just that.

© Copyright Michelle Sherlock 30/05/2011 (Updated with photo in May 2014)

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