When I was 13, I received the worst news ever. My mom committed suicide. I knew immediately that my life would never be the same. I did not know what the future would hold. Over time, I became mad at God for allowing that to happen. Becoming more real to me was that the worse news in my life was not my mom taking her life but instead that I was messing up in life severely. At 20 years old, God allowed me to see that I was not perfect. (It was a shocker!) I knew in my life I didn’t always make the best decisions but at 20, I made the best decision ever. Like the words say in the old song, “I have decided to follow Jesus”, came true in my life. At this time, Nichole, my wife had left me and my life was falling apart. I tried to live a good life but was surrounded by mistakes but an amazing thing happened. I found hope in Jesus because of His sacrifice!! Although I trust in Jesus, mistakes still haunt me. I am so broken inside because of past mistakes. I am so thankful for GRACE. Grace is something that we are given but not deserved. This is something God shows me every single day! Here are seven things I want you to know about Grace.
#1 – There is no condemnation for those in Christ! – THAT MEANS ZERO!! (Romans 8:1)
#2 – Jesus makes ALL THINGS new! (II Corinthians 5:17)
#3 – Jesus does not partially clean us…He does it completely! (Isaiah 1:18)
#4 – God knew EVERYTHING about you before He created you, everything you were going to do…and did it anyway and went ahead and arranged for the payment for your sins to be made! (Romans 5:6-8)
#5 – God is SLOW to anger! (Psalm 103:8)
#6 – It is a spiritual impossibility to out sin the grace of God! (Ephesians 2:4-9)
#7 – God can change anyone, at anytime and use that person for things that they could never imagine! (Acts 9:1-6)