“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”

Ephesians 2:8

The song, Amazing Grace, has captivated the hearts and minds of worshippers for generations, but I don’t believe it’s the melody or harmony that is so inspiring. It isn’t really the song itself; rather it’s the presence of God’s grace within it that captivates us and compels us to listen. The first words of this enduring hymn declare: “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound…” The song simply elaborates the captivating presence of grace. Martin Lloyd-Jones said, “There is no more wonderful word than grace. It means unmerited favor or kindness shown to one who is utterly undeserving. It is not just a free gift, but a free gift to those who deserve exactly the opposite.” A moment of grace can change a lifetime. In fact, a moment of grace can change an eternity.

Every single one of us is saturated in sin but that’s where grace comes in. Only when you come face to face with the darkness within your soul does God’s grace become truly amazing. The compassionate purpose of grace is to save all of us sinners. Romans 3:23 says all have sinned and are not good enough for God’s glory, and all need to be made right with God by his grace, which is a free gift.

Someone says GRACE is “God’s Riches At Christ Expense”. Accept this free gift today and receive the captivating presence of grace, the compassionate purpose of grace and the changing power of grace into your life. Salvation is the gift of God therefore no one can boast of it and it is there for everyone.

Friends, I plead to you today not to reject this amazing grace that saves a wretched sinner like me and make me one of the most joyful people on earth in respective of my circumstance or situation.

Garment of Praise

Monthly Insights for Spiritual Growth, Encouragement and Personal Victory.

Oluyemisi Onanuga

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