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Marching Confidently to the Drumbeat of Grace

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom. 8:38-39).

You are secure!

You are as secure as your Father’s hand is big. You are as secure as He is strong. You are as secure as He is bound by His integrity. You are as secure as God’s promise to be faithful. You are as secure as Father’s love demonstrated in Christ. You are as secure as His life is eternal. You are as secure as Christ’s provision for sin is sufficient. You are as secure as Jesus’ promises. You are as secure as God is divine by nature. You are as secure as the love God has in His heart for you.

Walk confidently! You are secure! You are as secure as Father’s grace is abundant.

Walk confidently as a demonstration of His grace. Take up His confidence as yours, and demonstrate grace. In the confidence of His grace, live a life of grace. With the confidence that Christ is in you to express His life through you, extend grace. In the confidence that you are a recipient of grace, unfurl your life into the storms of ungraciousness and demonstrate God’s grace.

Will you get the dirt of the world under your fingernails? Yes. Will you feel the stress of the un-grace around you? Yes, you will. Do not be put off! Grace flourishes in ungracious places.

Don’t ever forget, grace is a person! Jesus put a face on grace. He sought you in your ungracious place, and seeks you in the ungraciousness of your messes. He gives you the confidence to be His representative in the ungracious places around you. And He gives you the inspiration to be His representative simply through the security of your confidence in Him. For “where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Rm. 5:20).

Grace. Demonstrate it. Share it. Live it. Let yourself be caught up in it. Be astonished by it. Marvel at it. Take it into your soul and treasure it. Give it safe harbor in your heart. Fix your eyes on it. Set your mind upon it. Take hold of it and adopt it. Love it. Respond to it. Cherish it. March to its beat. Dance to its tune. Rally to its cry. Join in its shout. Advance upon its signal. Lock arms with it. Depend upon it. Find your security in it. Place your confidence in it. Let its extravagance exude from the pours of your smile, the gleam in your eye, and the warmth of your touch.

Have you considered what it will take for you to live a life of grace, and have you considered what that life will look like?

Preston Gillham

About the Author

As a co-founder, Preston Gillham led Lifetime for 30 years. Preston is a writer, speaker, and leadership guide. He has authored numerous articles and several books including No Mercy and Battle for the Round Tower. He blogs on “Life and Leadership”. More about Preston, his writings, speaking, and his consulting practice can be located at PrestonGillham.com.