Grace is drawn by need

Grace, being what is is, is always drawn by need.  And this is no extra nor afterthought on the part of God.  It is His way of revealing Himself. ~Roy & Revel Hession in We Would See Jesus

I am so often fooled into thinking of the Christian life as one of performance.  I’ll tell myself I must do good things or be a good person in order to receive God’s grace. When I take my frustrations out on my family or waste time at work or even not pray for a while, I tend to feel defeated and reluctant to return to God.  That’s just not the way God works; he is always there when you finally admit you need him.

 

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2 thoughts on “Grace is drawn by need

  1. @”I am so often fooled into thinking of the Christian life as one of performance. I’ll tell myself I must do good things or be a good person in order to receive God’s grace.”

    so true! we often do the performance first then throw the coin bucket, perhaps some pocket change?

    when we least expect to received something hugely out of our measure, we simply understand Grace.

    when we immensely understand that we are all as equally as damn and a sinner as the countries worst murderer, we also understand Grace.

    when we finally understand the Value and the Quality of Jesus given to us, we finally have understood Grace is a person, who is Jesus himself.

    indeed, Jesus is an Overpayment for our sins! not 1=1 not 1=5, but 1 to factor of n.

    inspiring post!

    – grace and peace

    1. Thanks for the comment! It’s a message that we need to drill into minds and souls. And I have a feeling I’ll always need to return to it as long as I live.

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