Is God’s Grace Really Sufficient?

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Is God’s Grace Really Sufficient?

By Leann Albrecht

With all due respect to those of differing opinions concerning the recent debates over the subject of GRACE, I want to speak from my personal experience. It’s something to dance about!!

 

So many believers have focused their “salvation” on KEEPING THE LAW (the 10 Commandments).  I did it for years. We even have several Ten Commandment pictures hanging in our home. But you know how I felt every time I read them?  Guilty and condemned because I was incapable of living up to it’s standard of perfection. I AWAYS felt that God was angry with me!

In fact, God gave the Law to Moses to MAGNIFY sin… to point out how imperfect we really are and our need for atonement. No human is capable of keeping the commandments…even on a good day! SO… the more I focused on the sin in my life, the worse it got and the more hopeless I became. I was totally “SIN CONSCIOUS”!! I was trying to save myself through MY own efforts and ability to be “sinless”. WOW! What a fool I was!

I totally missed the fact that JESUS did all that for me on the cross! Yes, I am still imperfect, and yes, I still sin BECAUSE I am human. BUT Jesus paid the price for ALL my SINS on the cross. He didn’t miss one of them…no, not even one. I am completely and totally redeemed through His blood and by His grace. I stand justified before the Father BECAUSE OF JESUS, NOT because of my ability to be righteous. Jesus IS my righteousness. God looks at me THROUGH Jesus, because He covered my “humanity” by His blood.

The Law justifies no one and condemns the best of us, but GRACE through Jesus, saves even the worst of us.  Hallelujah!!!

Satan loves to see God’s children focus on how “bad” they are instead of how “good” Jesus is. It keeps us in a constant state of “navel gazing”….trying to “fix” our humanity. WHAT A LIE!!

When I changed my focus from my “sin” to Jesus FINISHED work on the cross, sin lost its power over me. I NO LONGER WANTED TO SIN! I was no longer condemned but FREE to be a fully redeemed child of God. THE TRANSFORMATION WAS REVOLUTIONARY! My sin had been removed when I first believed on Jesus BUT the freedom from its power came only when I understood GRACE.

So now… you see why I don’t “buy” the saying, “GRACE gives a “license to sin!” I am one who testifies of the POWER OF GRACE. After all theses years, I am finally LOVING and enjoying being a Christian….empowered to live holy.  I feel and act like I am re-born again! Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

I encourage you to step into a new life with Christ! Receive the revelation of who you are and the full understanding of what Jesus did for you on the cross!  Knowing that He has already covered ALL your sins, past, present and future, you can move into a new confidence of enjoying a passionate relationship with a God who loves you. He is not angry with you…he’s not holding anything against you. You are forgiven! 

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Comments

  1. lisa poor says:

    Yes! Amazing grace, until I finally accepted and understood what Jesus did on the cross, and understood when I slip or fall into sin, as long as I get up knowing He is with me and Loves me, and I am not perfect, I am free from shame and guilt, to be that what grace is. Thanks Leann, I am forgiven and not forsaken.

  2. Marty Blume says:

    So, so, so encouraging!
    I think I hear a song coming… 🙂

  3. Mike Pavao says:

    Thank you for that truthful reminder that we have all fallen short of the Glory of God, and that we have been redeemed of all unrightousness through the shed blood of Jesus. No sin will ever be held against us who have accepted the gift of our Lords grace and believe. Praise God for the saving grace of our Savior Jesus Christ!

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