Grace for Stupid Mistakes – 30 Days of Thanks – Day 22 – #my68thanks

22 November, 2013

Post By : David Lindner

Today’s focus for 30 Days of thanks is Grace. It’s a word we use a lot, maybe too much. Not because grace is a bad thing, but because I think when we overuse a word it can become routine for us.

And let me say, there is nothing routine about grace.

One of the things I love most about grace is the fact that I don’t have to live a perfect life to try to earn my way to God. Have you ever stopped to think about how difficult that would be? All you have to do is make one mistake, and you’re toast.

Even a stupid mistake would land you judgement.

Something like going one mile over the speed-limit. Boom – Judgement!

Telling a lie about someone because you don’t want to hurt their feelings. Boom – Judgement!

Being disrespectful to your parents. Boom – Judgement!

But, we don’t live like that. We do not have a list of requirements we have to fulfill to earn our seat at the great banquet. The one requirement? Believe in Jesus’ and His atoning working on the cross.

So, when you make that stupid little mistake today and realize that you don’t have to fret because you are covered by God’s grace, stop for a moment to be thankful. Because – that’s amazing!

Author David Lindner

David Lindner

I am blessed to be able to serve SixEight as the Lead Pastor. I am humbled to have been brought into this role and am very excited about what God wants to do in me and us through this. I grew up in the church and have been a worship pastor for the last decade. I am married to a wonderful woman and have four amazing children.

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