What is grace?We know that our redemption is grace, we are re-born and will live in eternity with our Father in heaven. Our sins are forgiven because Jesus died on the cross. He sent his spirit to live within us.
But do we really understand what that means? Have we embraced the whole truth or just got a glimps of it?
Last week I got two books about grace that widened my horizon.
I had no doubts about forgiveness or that I am "saved" and will live forever in heaven. I knew that the Holy Spirit lives in me because I hear him from time to time. I just wasn't sure about "walking in the spirit" (Gal.5:25) or "I no longer live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal. 2:20).
I did not feel it. I could not see this in my life. And I didn't know how to achieve it.
This first book puts the emphasis on the fact that we live under the new covenant, under grace and not under the law, whereas the second points out that we can not and need not do anything on our own.
We are indeed a new creation, Jesus really lives in us
and He wants to act and shine through us.
We only need to accept and capture this truth.
Grace seen in this light is amazing.