“Graciousness” is a rare and beautiful quality which Webster’s Dictionary defines as, “quick to forgive offenses or impart unmerited blessings.” What is your typical reaction to offensive behavior? Is it to be unforgiving? Do you naturally—bless offensive people—with goodness? It seems, rather, that we are all quick to mete out judgement instead of graciousness.

But don’t WE want to be treated with grace—despite OUR flaws???

We sure do!

Isn’t ALL the grace that God gives us—unmerited???

It’s hard to give unmerited graciousness to offensive people. But, the closer we get to God, the more gracious we become to others because we realize how undeserving we are of the grace God gives each of us—who daily offend Him by violating His love.

It is God’s grace that sparks this humbling realization!

You see, God’s grace doesn’t end when we accept His gift of salvation…that’s just the beginning. When we are born-again, His grace secures the eternal life of our soul and spirit; but for the duration of our physical life, our enemies (the devil, the flesh and the world) fight to engage us in sin. (Galatians 5:17) And, oh how often we fail!

Yet—despite our continued offenses against God, the Bible says, “the Lord WAITS to be gracious to [us].” (Isaiah 30:18a)

Wow! Maybe that’s why God’s grace is called “amazing.”

It’s humbling to think that even amidst the worry, fear, ugly words, etc., that we chose yesterday–TODAY—God waits to show His grace to us. This humility causes us to be thankful and allows graciousness to flow to others. We learn graciousness from Our Father. His Word says:

“Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness.” (Joel‬ ‭2:13‬a)

When we draw close to GOD, His graciousness flows from US.

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