Grace and mercy, I think, as I woke up this morning. We are five days into this Advent season of 2016, and God has been teaching me oodles.
God has been teaching me about what His grace means. I would describe grace as another word for freely given love and sacrifice, no strings attached. Grace is like a gift given that we do not deserve. God has shown me His grace towards me so clearly.
Everything that I want to whine and complain about, He has flipped with a positive spin. I would love to have a house, but we do not have one. We do, however, have a most lovely apartment. Our apartment feels like home to me. We are lucky to have a roof over our heads, and warmth that comes with that. We have a spacious kitchen in our pad that I am grateful for every day because it makes cooking and cleaning in there easy peasy.
We have space to move around in and be comfortable.
He is the giver and the sustainer.
It is a gift to be able to be comfortable in your home.
Dictionary.com defines mercy as this: compassionate or kindly forbearance shown toward an offender, an enemy, or another person in one’s power; compassion, pity, or benevolence.
Benevolence is such a good word to use to describe God’s love and mercy to us. He bestows the richest gift to us in the form of His Earthly son, Jesus. Jesus is our gift because He redeems our souls. Heaven is the highest gift we could inherit, and this gift is all ours in Jesus.
This is the best gift I have received so far this Christmas season: God pouring out His grace to me and showing me that all the things I want to whine about are actually gifts He has so graciously and freely given.
What has God been teaching you this Advent season so far? Please let us know in the comments section below 🙂