EXTENDING GRACE

God’s grace is immeasurable, incomprehensible, and infallible. There is nothing good nor bad we could ever do to earn it or lose it. As a repeat offender, I know that I am not a worthy recipient of the grace God extends to me everyday! I have raised one adult child and my wife and I are in the process of raising 2 more. I have never lost patience with either of them…..yeah right!! My wife would be the first to testify that I am truly a work in progress! Grace is easy to receive but at times difficult to extend, but not for God! So why is it so difficult for us? There are a barrage of many different reasons however; in his book Putting a Face on Grace, Richard Blackaby suggests that we do the following:
•Speak words intended to build up, not to bring down.

• Focus on the needs of others, rather than your own.

•Freely forgive.

•Swallow your pride and say, “I’m sorry,” and “I was wrong.” 

•Live your life with a goal of “no regrets.”

•Don’t keep score of what is fair.

•Don’t condemn or give up on people.

•Emphasize mercy, not justice.

•Read 1 Corinthians 13 regularly.
And always keep in mind that it is God’s Spirit within us who will change us into becoming people who extend grace to others.

  

About Noel Pinnock and Lowell Pinnock

Noel Pinnock is a published author and recognized expert with over 25 years of experience in transforming under performing companies into positions of prosperity and optimum value. He specializes in strategic, operational, and tactical services. As a nationally certified public manager, he has been responsible for overseeing many large-scale organizational transformations. We are #4given, saved by the blood of Christ.
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