“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope – the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.” – Titus 2:11-13
God has shown His grace that leads to salvation to all of us. That very grace, by His Spirit in us, leads and guides us to live the life to which we have been called, while we wait with great hope for the day He either returns or we see Him face to face. His Spirit instructs us as to what we should and should not do, in order to live upright and godly lives all of our days.
None can do right by God without His gift of grace. For His Spirit that dwells within us is a great gift that is given by Him. The still small voice that speaks softly to our soul, will lead and guide us to the life everlasting, if we are willing to listen and heed His instruction.
Not one of us has the innate ability to live upright before Him on our own. Without grace, there would be no hope. Without hope, the heaviness of this life would leave us listless in our lack. I am so thankful that we have hope in Him. Knowing that we have all of eternity in His presence awaiting us in our heavenly home, makes the misery in the moments, more manageable.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son and removing the separation that once stood between man and Thee. Thank You for Your Spirit that You grant to each of us who asks, to lead and guide us by Your grace, that we might live godly and upright lives that are pleasing to You. May each of us extend the same grace that we have been given to all who walk among us. Let Your light shine through us as we live and love like You, by Your grace. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present