Friday, June 12, 2009

Characteristics of Faith: Understanding Grace

You can’t buy it. You can’t earn it. You can refuse it, but to what purpose? I mean who in their right mind would refuse to be loved? It’s what we all seek in this world, and hope for in the next. Sure, it can get confusing from time to time, especially when we second guess motives and rely on our own defenses. That doesn’t make it any less real or significant.

Grace is a supernatural gift from God. It is the ability to be open to the inspirations of God’s Spirit, while closing off the temptations of ours. Since God is love, temptations opposed to love misdirect our attitudes, making us susceptible to challenges that affect our willingness to accept the gift of grace.

Troy Jones shares wonderful sentiments about grace in his article. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.