Grace and Power
Thank God for grace. It really is greater than all our sin. As broken, wounded, flawed people, we need it constantly. We stand in the grace we’ve been given.
But you do realize that grace is just the beginning, right? Many Christians don’t. They speak of the grace that covers their brokenness without any expectation of fixing it; of grace that compensates for their wounds without any hope of healing them; of grace that forgives flaws without any sense of recovering from them. In other words, they need grace but deny hope and resist change.
That’s only part of the gospel. Grace is not only greater than all your sin; it’s also greater than all your habits and tendencies. It not only covers all your brokenness, wounds, and flaws; it can also heal them. In fact, it insists on healing them, even when you’re afraid of change or reluctant to enter into it. God offers his transforming power to anyone bold enough to accept it. Grace and power flow together. Never seek one without the other.