Grace/ Holiness

3 Powerful Reasons Why We Need the Grace of God

Do you know why we need the grace of God in our lives? Here are 3 powerful reasons!

Do you ever wonder why we even need the gift of Gods grace? If you’ve been saved for a number of years or even if you are a second generation Christian it is too easy to make grace trite in our lives. We forget the significance of grace and often find ourselves lacking in offering grace to others.

There are at least 3 powerful reasons why we need grace from God. 3 reasons why we should be intentional about putting ourselves in the paths of receiving more and more grace from the Father.

1. Salvation.

We have salvation because of God’s amazing grace.

God doesn’t pick and choose who can and cannot have salvation. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, (‭Titus‬ ‭2‬:‭11‬). 

He didn’t come to condemn us of our sin and faults, He came to save us because He loves us. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (‭John‬ ‭3‬:‭16-17‬)

I can’t imagine how different my life would be without my salvation. Salvation gives us purpose in this life-to pursue holiness and to share the gospel with others. We aren’t here to live for ourselves but to live for God, to bring Him glory. Being a child of the King changes your life if you let it.

Grace justifies us.

“It was sheer grace that United us by faith to Jesus.” David Mathis, Habits of Grace

Do you know why we need the grace of God in our lives? Here are 3 powerful reasons!

2. Continual forgiveness.

I don’t know about you, but I need the continual forgiveness that God gives us. I’m a total mess up on a daily basis. I’m a sinner saved by grace who is in constant need for God’s forgiveness.

Knowing my own frailty and having my sin ever before me (Psalm 51:3) reminds me just how much I need the grace of God.

Grace sanctifies us.

“Grace is too strong to leave us passive, too potent to let us wallow in the mire of our sins and weaknesses.” David Mathis, Habits of Grace

3. To offer forgiveness to others.

Because God is always forgiving me of my sin how can I not extend that same grace and forgiveness to others? Jesus is our example and His supply of forgiveness is never ending, therefore, ours should be as well.

This is harder than it seems, isn’t it? Our feelings and pride get in the way. We have our rights and demand to be heard. When our feelings are hurt, when we are betrayed it can be one of the hardest things we have to do. Forgiveness is learned art. It’s not going to come naturally to us but it is something that we need to always be intentional about doing.

Imagine how different our lives would be if one day the Lord decided to stop forgiving us and withholds His grace from us.

I’m afraid to find out.

Grace is essential to the spiritual life, yet we don’t control the supply. We need to stay connected to the Source in order to receive an abundant supply. He gives us the strength to carry on when we think we can’t and He gives us the strength and grace to be gracious to others. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. May we learn to be the same with ourselves and those in our lives. Extending grace to others is a clear demonstration of God’s work in our lives. God is so lavish in extending His grace towards us!

Week 2 Reading Plan:

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Week 2 Memory Verse:

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Your turn! Do you struggle with accepting God’s grace or extending grace to others? What area are you hoping to grow in during this study of grace? Let’s chat in the comments below!

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10 Comments

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    Karen
    July 7, 2016 at 9:35 am

    We’d be nothing without His grace! All that we are, all that we have, all that we will become is a result of marvelous, unending, magnificent, incomprehensible grace of our loving Father! Ephesians 2:4 says it perfectly “But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive in Christ even when we were dead in transgressions — it is BY GRACE you have been saved!” Hallelujah and Amen! Thanks for this wonderful reminder to start my day!

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      Anastasia Safee
      July 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm

      Yes, yes, yes. When we forget that wonderful truth we start to turn into unthankful, critical people. We need to speak this truth to ourselves many times over.

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    Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    July 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

    Your point about continual forgiveness especially resonated with me. As someone who struggles with anxiety – forgiveness gives me great comfort – and healing.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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      Anastasia Safee
      July 10, 2016 at 2:58 pm

      I’m glad to hear that, Jennifer.It is so much better for us just to forgive and be forgiven when we need it.

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    Jen
    July 11, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I don’t struggle with receiving grace, but I struggle reconciling my need for grace. I’d much rather have it all together and extend grace to others, but I need it too. All. The. Time.

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      Anastasia Safee
      July 13, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Wow, that is interesting to hear of the opposite side of the struggle. I guess our pride and ego would get in the way of us realizing that we need grace. Thanks for sharing with me and sharing a new angle to grace.

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    Alethea Awuku
    July 11, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Thank you for this post!
    I came to your blog via aproverbs31wife.com!
    Praise God for His grace that he has poured out so lavishly in us! Thanks for this encouragement hun!
    God bless you!
    Kind regards,
    Alethea xx

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    Keri
    July 12, 2016 at 7:06 am

    So grateful for Gods grace! What a beautiful gift! Thanks for sharing!

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    profeccer09
    December 5, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    grace is the only thing that can get us through our day.

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