Resting In Grace

Resting In Grace

DAY 10 OF 20

Imagine working hard for something you could never obtain. Imagine still being granted that very thing you longed for through no merit of your own.

Over the years, my daughter, a competitive year-round swimmer, has said a few times that she’s going to be an Olympian. Of course, my husband and I responded with words like, “You can do anything you put your mind to.” Now, if she continues working hard and listening to her coaches, she stands a good chance of swimming in college. Though we’d be ecstatically proud of her, going to the Olympics would be a stretch. 

But what if an Olympic swim coach showed up at my house and told her because she believed she could compete in the Olympics, that she made it into the next summer games?

Ludicrous. She hasn’t worked hard enough, trained long enough, and eaten well enough for such athleticism. 

Yet, this is similar to what God did for us. We could never work hard enough to ever deserve our salvation, but God freely gives it to all who ask for it. But we can’t boast about it because this incredible gift is free. It’s not paid for by anything we’ve done or accomplished. All we can do is thank Him, praise Him, and offer our lives back to Him as an act of worship.

If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, now is the time to ask for this priceless present. If you’re a believer, thank Him for His grace and the fact that we can call heaven our future home.

What’s the difference between resting and striving? How might it look, today, to rest in what God has done for you?

~ Kristen Terrette

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Resting In Grace

Christ's grace has the power to change everything. We don't have to strive, to compete or compare, or question whether or not we measure up. We're enough because Christ in us in enough. The cross of Christ sets us free.

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