note: This is the first in a series of daily posts designed to encourage you to live the life to which you have been called. For more information on this new direction, click here.
Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (Ephesians 1:2).
Have you ever considered the relationship between the words grace and peace? The second truly depends upon the first. It is only through God’s grace that we can have peace.
Think about it—apart from God’s grace, why should you have peace? You are a hopeless, pathetic lump, destined for destruction—me too, for that matter. (Feeling encouraged yet?)
Ahh, but you are not apart from God’s grace. If you belong to Him, you have his grace, sufficient to all your needs. Your pathetic lumpiness has been forgiven, atoned for. You, my friend, are complete, you are whole, you are loved. You are His.
Embrace his grace, beloved of the Father. Know his peace today.