Written by cycleguy on August 22nd, 2017

After yesterday’s sermon someone walked out and handed me this quote. I don’t know her story yet,  but I do know she is grateful for God’s grace in her life.

Your best day is never so good that you don’t need God’s grace; your worst day is never so bad that you are beyond God’s grace.  Jerry Bridges in The Discipline of Grace

What a powerful quote! I’m afraid that many of us declare our day good or bad based on how we feel. This quote debunks the whole myth that our daily lives matter or don’t matter based upon how we feel. Our lives have significance or don’t have significance based on what we do or don’t do. We need to remember that our acceptance by God is not based on performance of any kind-good, bad or indifferent.

I have adopted the daily prayer of needing God’s grace each day. Each moment of every day. Each hour of every day. Each second of every day. Awake or asleep; studying or not; playing or being serious. I want grace to be such a part of me that I think of it when I wake up; think about it when I work; think about it when I play;  think about it when I lay my head on the pillow.

I need to rest in what God really thinks of me: I am His beloved child and He loves me unconditionally.  How about you?


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Jeff says:

    Me? I think it is silly and a little immoral to think we get a “Get out of Jail Free Card” when we screw up. Especially since it is coming from a source that doesn’t have anything to do with who was getting screwed by our wrong actions. Just take responsibility for your actions, right your wrongs, and forget about your invisible friend in the sky. That’s my take on grace.

    • cycleguy says:

      Sad you have that cynical view of God and of grace. It is not a “Get out of jail free” card. There are consequences to our actions.

      • Jeff says:

        Of course there are consequences. That’s my point. My view of God and grace is not cynical. It is realistic. Big difference. I am just as sad for you and your misguided beliefs in my opinion as you are for me and mine in your opinion. You keep selling the grace and I’ll keep preaching the take responsibility and forget the magic passes.

  2. Amen, Bill! His grace is more than enough for me, always, every single day.

  3. floyd says:

    A proper perspective! And one that brings our Father honor, thereby making us more honorable. To see His grace is to recognize our need of it.