Grace is Calling Your Name

Grace is not a thing; Grace is not a concept; Grace is not a doctrine.  Grace is a person and His name is Jesus Christ.

Grace is who He is and what He is. Grace is love, perfect love. You can’t buy Him, you can’t earn Him, you can’t deserve Him or what He did for you. Grace is Jesus.

He gives Himself freely, and you can’t pay Him back. You can’t make Him love you more, and He cannot love you any less. Grace is Jesus.

Jesus bought you at the Cross, and you received “every blessing given by the Holy Spirit” along with complete forgiveness. Jesus suffered and died an extreme death.  He did it to reconcile you to a Father who loves you with an everlasting love,  the width, length, depth and height of which surpasses knowledge!  

Jesus did not BUY you grace; He did not buy you a “ticket to paradise” at the Cross. He gave HIMSELF to you – FOREVER. His eternal life is already in you. You are His beloved, and He is yours. Heaven in you has started on the earth, and it will continue into eternity.

Here is the Heaven already in you, eager to fill you and flow out:

• Life, sonship, righteousness, holiness, truth, glory, wisdom; understanding; counsel; power; comfort; knowledge – the characteristics of the Holy Spirit who indwells you.

• Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control – the fruit of the Holy Spirit who indwells you.

Grace is a Person, and He’s calling your name to come and receive what He’s given freely!

 

Lisa L

Ephesians 1:3
Ephesians 3:18,19
Isaiah 11:2
Psalm 103:3
Isaiah 53:4-5
Galatians 5:22

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9 thoughts on “Grace is Calling Your Name

  1. Amen! Grace is a Person. To your list of verses, I’d like to add 2 Tim 4:22—”The Lord be with your spirit. Grace be with you.” Those 2 statements are in apposition which means the Lord = grace and your spirit = you. Our Lord is grace!

    I can “taste the flavor” of the writings of Watchman Nee in your posts. I have been helped so much by his ministry. Can I ask you which of his books are your favorite?

    • Clark, I never looked at that verse like that. Thanks for sharing it. As far as the books, there are three of Watchman Nee’s that impacted me a great deal: Release of the Spirit, The Normal Christian Life, and Sit, Walk, Stand.

  2. I’ve never read Sit, Walk, Stand. I did recently read The Assembly Life. That was such a helpful book on the practice of the church according to the Word. When did you first “discover” Watchman Nee and how? I’m curious.

    • Haven’t heard of that one, but I’ll check it out. That’s a good question you ask. Don’t remember how I discovered Watchman Nee. I think it was through a friend in about 1992, but it might have been before. We both were drawn to his books and constantly discussed them.

  3. That’s great. Its nice to have someone who you can discuss things like that with.

    I know that a lot of people value his books about experiencing Christ (like Normal Christian Life), but some had a problem with his books on the church and church practice. I wanted to read them to see what the big deal was. I read Assembly Life, The Glorious Church, and part of Normal Christian Church Life. I think what he had to say was spot on, but it is hard to stomach for some. For example, he shows how the pattern in the Word is that there should be only one church per city and that all the Christians in the city should meet as the expression of the one church in that city. The only acceptable ground for division in the Bible is location. Denominations, he says, are “spiritual fornication.” Yikes! Strong language.

    • Hmm, that’s interesting….never read anything by him about the church. However, I’ve always thought God was probably saddened by the whole idea of denominations, especially given Galatians 3:28 “there is neither Jew nor Greek”, etc….”for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

  4. Exactly. I agree. Well I’m sure you’ve got a reading list a mile long, but I know you can get a copy of The Glorious Church by Nee from bfa.org for free. Its along the lines of one of your other posts I saw about the Bible being a romance. (I think I saw that).

    Really enjoying your blog btw. Very refreshing.

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