Grace Demands Change (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 107)
Romans 2:4 (NLT)
Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to turn you from your sin?
You are not beyond the reach of grace. God is not holding our sins against us. He sent Jesus to earth to die a cruel death to pay the price for our sins. This payment frees us from the bondage of sin and a life without God. God offers grace to us even when we don’t deserve it.
Grace is the evidence of God’s kindness, patience, and tolerance of sinful humanity. No matter what we have done, God’s grace arrests our souls and demands that we turn to Him in repentance. To God, it doesn’t matter where you have been, where you are, or what you have done. He loves us right in the midst of our mess and mayhem.
Grace should not be taken for granted. It is not a license or permission to continue in sin. Grace is our ticket to freedom and deliverance. In the deepest pit and the darkest sin, God shines a light for us to be able to find Him. When you turn to God in humble repentance of sin, He will turn to you and give you forgiveness in abundance, peace that passes all understanding, and joy that is indescribable.
Right now, at this very moment, is all the permission you need to give your heart to Jesus. Jesus stands willing and ready to receive you, just as you, unconditionally and unapologetically. He will never cast you out. When you receive His grace, let it change you into the person He created you to be. Give Him your heart and He will give you life full, eternal, and free.
“When the mask of self-righteousness has been torn from us and we stand stripped of all our accustomed defenses, we are candidates for God’s generous grace.”
— Erwin W. Lutzer