I’m reading the book of the above title written by John Bevere.  It is quite interesting so far.  I want to share little things that popped out to me that made me think about God in a different way.

John writes, “We can’t do one thing to make God love us any more than He already loves us, and conversely, we can’t do anything to make HIm love us any less.  However…we are responsible for how pleased God is with us.

2 Peter 1:3 says, “We have everything we need to live a life that pleases God.  It was all given to us by God’s own power.”

We can please God through his power because it’s hard to please a perfect God when we clearly aren’t perfect.  Thank you God for your grace!  That’s his power that he has given us to be able to please him!

Titus 2:11-12 – “For God has revealed his grace for the salvation of all people.  That grace instructs us to give up ungodly living and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this world.”

John says, “Grace not only instructs but also empowers us to live above our own human potential – extraordinary.  We’ve been born again; we’re brand-new people; we’re sons and daughters of God.”

I know that without God’s grace it is hard to keep self-control, it is hard to live upright, and it is hard not to go back to old habits.  We need God’s grace and to fully receive it to get the strength we need to pull through our trials and tough times and struggles.

I feel like I am learning about God’s grace all over again and how to please him and where the strength comes from to do that.  It’s not from myself, but from God.