We continue surfacing my personal values. Your values determine how you relate with others. They also declare what people can expect in dealing with you. They are a commitment to external stakeholders of what to expect of you. Learn to articulate your values.
I was unworthy and undeserving when God reached His hand to me and rescued me. He has transformed my life by His grace. He forgave my sins, delivered me from iniquity and poverty. God has opened opportunities for me where I did not deserve.
Grace is the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless; the unmerited favor of God.
I can safely say: I am what I am because of the grace of God. I am not a product of my intelligence, my merit, my past or my environment. I am a product of God’s grace. Everything I have and am is a product of grace.
1 Cor 15:10 NKJV
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
Through the working of God, I have had people just extended grace towards me.
In places and situations I least expected God has brought people in my path who for no apparent reason extended me grace and met my needs or were just too good to me and mine. Indeed grace is the story of my life.Tweet
2 Cor 9:8 NKJV
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”
I like to believe that I am a trophy of His grace. I cannot boast of my salvation, my assets or my prosperity. These are all products of grace.
Grace is – mercy, not merit. Grace is the opposite of karma, which is all about getting what you deserve.
Grace is getting what you don’t deserve, and not getting what you do deserve.Tweet
Having been a beneficiary of God’s grace, I am known for extending grace to others. According to the measure of grace of Christ that I received, I relate to others on the basis of grace.
I intend to live my life with the full consciousness that grace was granted to me and so I have a moral obligation to extend grace to others.
“Grace is unconditional love toward a person who does not deserve it.” (Paul Zahl)
I am a beneficiary of grace and so become a benefactor to others, of the same grace extended to me.
Sola Gratia – I am what I am by the Grace of God and I extend grace to others.Tweet