Saturday, March 21, 2009

ABC's of the Word..."G"

I love Thursdays! Pam at Grey Like Snuffie host ABC's of the Word. Go here to see all the wonderful scripture bloggers are finding this week with "G" words. It is such a great way to spend time in God's word! Thanks Pam!

This week my word is ....

The King James Dictionary gave some great definitions for through these and soak them in:
* A short prayer before or after meat; a blessing asked, or thanks rendered. (of course)
*Appropriately, the free unmerited love and favor of God, the spring and source of all the benefits men receive from him (Rom 11)
*Favorable influence of God; divine influence or the influence of the spirit, in renewing the heart and restraining from sin (2 Cor. 12).
* A state of reconciliation to God (Rom.5.2).
* Spiritual instruction, improvement and edification (Eph.4.29).

GRACE is associated with many other words such as favor, privilege, honor,and mercy. But there is so much more....

GRACE is dignity:

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. ~ John 1:14

GRACE is beauty:

How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince's daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of a craftsman's hands. ~ Song of Solomon 7:1

GRACE is apostleship:

Although I am less than the least of all God's people, this grace was given me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ ~ Eph. 3:8

GRACE is justification:

...and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. ~ Romans 3:24

You are who you are because of GRACE:

But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. ~ 1 Cor. 15:10

GRACE is a a gift from God:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.~ Eph. 2:8

We are called to live by GRACE:

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. ~ Col. 4:6

GRACE is eternal:

[ Be Holy ] Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. ~ 1 Peter 1:13

GRACE is healing:

And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ~ 1 Peter 5:10

GRACE spiritually grows us:

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. ~ 2 Peter 3:18

Yes, GRACE is my favorite word! I cherish the GRACE I accepted and now live in following my brokenness.

Isn't GRACE amazing?

Living by GRACE~Pamela


grey like snuffie said... many wonderful Words. Praying for God to bring forth revelation in your crisis and to uphold all with His strength.

Libby said...

Our pastor did a series in February called "Grace Anatomy". It was relly amazing! He said that grace was something that you couldn't understand or explain...until you had experienced HIS grace. If you ever have a few moments...go to our church's website and listen to a few of those messages.
Love to ya!

skoots1mom said...

oh, so amazing!!
thanks for sharing

Yolanda said...

I loved the picture of the letters spelling GRACE.

Just this morning I shared with my Man that I'm praying for grace towards him and vice versa. Just because everyone needs grace.

Then here I come, and you've tapped into G-R-A-C-E

Love ya!

LisaShaw said...

OOO this is a wonderful teaching on GRACE.

May the peace and wisdom of the Lord rest upon you dear sister.

sailorcross said...

GRACE--where would we be without God's grace and mercy in our lives?

Thanks for a great post!!


Carrie said...

What a wonderful exposition on the meanings of the word grace. Thank you for sharing this insight.

LynnSC said...

Pamela... this is awesome. Where would we be without grace?? I am so thankful for it. Your scriptures are so perfect.... thanks so much for sharing these with us.

Stop by my blog... I am having a giveaway!

Blessings my friend!

Sue said...

Hi Pamela,
I keep getting behind in my blogging. I'm glad I made it here, because I've enjoyed reading different posts of yours. I like the way you choose your word first, then find passages for it. What I have been doing lately, is looking through my Bible for passages I've marked on, to see if any of the words start with the right letter. I also use an online concordance sometimes.

Grace, that's what today is about.

Happy Easter, and I hope things are going OK in your family. I will be the only Christian besides my mom at our gathering today.