His grace will give us courage

His grace will give us courage

 

 

What is mah chen/grace?

What motivates a Holy, All-Knowing, All-Powerful, All-Wise God to extend chen to fallen, stubborn human beings?

Grace is an ancient Hebraic concept resting in God’s Covenant known as chen. It means to choose to see two sides to every coin. Chen is not a short-term sentiment, it is instead, a long-term, even cross-generational perspective. Chen starts with choosing to delight in someone latent beauty and dormant potential rather than focusing on present state, attitude, or level of performance.

If not for the abundant presence of this kind of grace after the Fall mankind as a species would not have been given Creation to tend, till, and make fruitful; mankind would have been wiped out, as its behavior deserved.

A covenant without grace at its heart is absolutely doomed to failure. Without grace there is no room for error, no room for growth or maturity, and no need for a relationship. Without grace there is no hope of reconciliation from the slightest distraction, much less restoration from any level of indiscretion. Ah, but when grace is the reason for and woven into the very fabric and heart of a covenant, that covenant can be indestructible.

Zechariah was filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit as he prophesied: Praise be to the exalted Lord God, for He has seen us through eyes of grace, and He comes as our Hero-God to set us free! Luke 1:67-68

John tells us that grace and truth came through our Messiah Yeshua John 1:17, Paul tells us that it is by grace we are saved Eph 2:8 and therefore we can come when with confidence before the throne of grace Heb 4:16.

His grace will flood you with bold courage, giving you the ability to move forward in spite of where you are.. This is the gift you must take for yourself. Within you is a deep need—a need for His grace and mercy. Like a river that always seeks the lowest place, His grace runs down into the deepest need of your heart and fills it to overflowing.

Soon, you will leap with strength and run victoriously through the ranks of the enemy’s forces. He will train you in His grace to win every battle and defeat the discouragement that has sought to muffle your voice. You will run into His grace and find all that you need. He is the extravagant Father who understands you fully. So come and expect Him to work through you to change the world around you.. grace up grace.

For the Lord God is brighter than the brilliance of a sunrise! Wrapping Himself around me like a shield, He is so generous with His gifts of grace and glory. Those who walk along His paths with integrity will never lack one thing they need, for He provides it all! Psalms 84:11

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