Written By: Alora Yee

In asking the Lord for discernment recently, He gave me a famous one-liner. “If you can be anything in this world, be kind.” It’s helpful to have an easy-to-remember mantra, if you will, for when we need a quick change of perspective. However, I would love to change this one.

“If you can give anything in this world, give grace.” 

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

 In my personal journey, my faith has grown out of the patience of God, which is His grace because it is completely undeserved. The hope I have in Christ was also not earned along with His love. It was all given at the price of Jesus’ death. Grace. 

“My grace is sufficient for you..” (2 Corinthians 12:9)  

We can’t give what we don’t have. I believe God’s sovereign grace has given us the ability to keep our faith, have hope, and love because of this grace that is sufficient to strengthen us, as 2 Corinthians 12:9 continues to state.

Have you ever thought of the gift of grace as a neatly wrapped gift? Have you opened it? Are you waiting for a time to come when you can earn the right to open this gift of grace? Brothers and sisters, if I may give you a gentle nudge today, I know you are worthy of opening that gift today. I know there is no better time to open that gift than now. This is personal. God sent His Son to die for each and every one of us while we were still sinners! Meditate on that for a moment. Shut down those excuses and guilty thoughts that cloud your vision. Do not allow the shame of past mistakes to keep you from getting back up again.  

“His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) 

Remember Proverbs 24:16- “Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.” If you are breathing today, you have purpose. You have God’s freshly fallen mercy upon you. This is grace. To be forgiven and not deserve it. To be given strength from the Lord to get back up again.

Brothers and sister, if you have opened this gift of grace today and everyday, know it is not only to receive but to give. 

“If you can give anything in this world, give grace.”

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” (Romans 8:1) 

This is grace. This is being gripped by grace. May we receive it; may we give it.

Written By: Alora Yee