Grace is not something you earn. It’s a gift you accept for yourself and give to others each day. ~ People of the Second Chance
The beauty of grace is that it gives us permission to move on. Second chances are rooted in the freedom of the future, not the painful mistakes from our past. ~ Mike Foster
Out of the fullness of his grace he has blessed us all, giving us one blessing after another. ~John 1:16
When we see and experience the goodness of God’s grace, it initiates the process of transformation. And in this process, we make ourselves available and obedient for God to do the work of perfecting His grace in us. While it is a process of grace, it is not void of discipline and effort. ~ OneBody Devotional
If grace is water, the church should be an ocean. ~ unknown
Twas grace that taught me how to fear and grace my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed. ~ John Newton (Amazing Grace)
from Webster Dictionary
- The exercise of love, kindness, mercy, favor; disposition to benefit or serve another; favor bestowed or privilege conferred.
- (Theology) The divine favor toward man; the mercy of God, as distinguished from His justice; also, any benefits His mercy imparts; divine love or pardon; a state of acceptance with God; enjoyment of the divine favor.
- (Law) The prerogative of mercy exercised by the executive, as pardon.
A HUGE thank you to Melanie Moore over at Only a Breath for the beautiful One Word 2012 – Grace logo, which she graciously offered to do for free for all 166 folks focusing on a word for the year.