Big God and Little Me

For me it comes down to this..

Grace = humility, or at least it has to begin there.  In “Christianese” or what we could call church-talk, GRACE means unmerited favor. It absolutely is unmerited, but let’s really break that down.  Unmerited would mean undeserving or not worthy enough.

Ephesians 2:8 says “for by grace you were saved…”

So, we were granted salvation by grace? Many times we believe we were saved and definitely know it wasn’t deserved, but why? Why me? Why would He do that for me?

Our God is so big, so mighty, the beginning AND the end, the creator of our universe, all-powerful, all-knowing, just every BIG word you can think of…what use could He have for me?

He can make a huge impact with little ‘ole me. That’s where humility comes in. When I begin to understand that our God desires my participation and that He made ME to use me. ME? Then I am humbled and I begin to realize I can have an influence, I can do big things-God things-not for my benefit or my purpose, but for His. Our big God who “knitted me in the womb”, who created me “wonderfully” wants me to be a part of His revival in this world we live in. Little ‘ole me.

“For we are his workmanship, (after all) created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)

But not only that,

We are so loved by God that He made us bear His image (Genesis 1:26). We were created to live holy lives and tell others of His greatness. This is where being that woman of grace comes in.

Being a woman of grace can mean we are dedicated to obeying the commandments of our Father to the best of our ability and willing to use whatever wonderful spiritual gifts He has given us, even when we’re not feeling it!

“For from His fullness we have all received, grace upon grace” (John 1:16) or more plainly blessing after blessing. And why? Because He’s a good, good Father.

The gift of grace gives us the power to deal with the ups and downs of life when we increase how we know God and what He desires from us so we can separate His truth from human mistakes and be that loving, compassionate woman of grace.

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:31-32)

Showing kindness speaks for itself, having compassion or empathy for others, and forgiving others the way He forgave us when on the cross… His greatest expression of grace! This was the whole gospel of Christ!

It costs nothing for us to forgive. God forgave everything that might keep others from Him. So why wouldn’t we do the same when it was so freely given to us?

To be able to be that woman who has that same humble grace for others that was granted to us and showing that same compassion He has for us, we have to see His perfect purpose for us but also see others with that same kindness, compassion and forgiveness that was granted to us all. With that same grace given to us, we can fulfill His perfect purpose.

We want to thank Sandra Villa for sharing this post.

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