GRACE

Over the years of my Christian life I have realized that believers in the churches react differently to different things. If it’s some “new” teaching or behavior, some will react more some less. But as I have observed I have come to conclusion that there are two things that really disturb the hearts of people. Those two things are grace and generosity. Every time you listen message about grace it disturbs your heart (especially if you are legalistic in your convictions) because it tells you that salvation it’s NOT a human effort, nor will ever be. We don’t like hearing this as we would like to “Do” something or make some of our own contribution . But grace says: No, no human efforts can save a person, it’s pure grace in Jesus Christ.. Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.

The second is generosity. Now generosity to me looks so much like grace. For instance, if you pay to cover a debt it’s normal behavior, but to overpay, or to pay more than what is needed or required, this is not so normal. This is called generosity. Most of the believers are in the arena of giving, and there is nothing wrong in this, but how much more it’s grace-like to be generous, to give beyond your calculations of per cents.

I would even go further to say that if a Christian believer does not understand grace, that person does not understand salvation. That’s why there is so much confusion about the salvation and how should we live it.

Grace is a gift from God, it came together with Jesus, as Jesus came full of grace and truth( John 1:14), let the Holy Spirit lead us into this truth so we can understand it and live this salvation by grace.

The Father is amazing, Jesus is amazing, the Holy Spirit is amazing and that’s why the grace which is given to us is amazing .

Zoran Spasovski