The Transforming Power of God’s Grace

The Transforming Power of God’s Grace

                                       By Bryan Chapell

    God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ– by grace you have been saved–and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. (Eph. 2:4-6)

    There is a chemistry of the heart that is activated when we grasp the magnitude of God’s love for us.  It’s that love that makes us desire Him, and it’s that desire that leads us to want to walk with Him.

    What sparks the “want to?”  It’s not faith in what we do, but what Christ has done on our behalf.

    The great Puritan writer John Bunyan was accused of talking too much about the assurances of God’s love.  But he famously replied, “If we keep assuring God’s people of God’s love, they’ll do what He wants.”

    So, take heart in the grace of God’s love.  And love for Him will change the “want to” of your life!

“O the overwhelming , never-ending reckless Love of God.

O it chased me down, fights ‘til I’m found

Leaves the ninety-nine.

I couldn’t earn it;  I don’t deserve it;

Still You gave Yourself away.

O the overwhelming, never-ending reckless Love of God.”

               Caleb Culver/Cory asbury/Ran Jackson

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