I wish I could quote the whole book right here on my blog...(I am referring to Rob Rufus' book "Living in the Grace of God")
This is an excellent book, I highly recommend reading it..........it will ignite a spark in your thinking that will fan into flames that will renew your mind and will transform the way you think and live!! It's a short book only 99 pages, you could read it in one evening - no big deal!! I have considered buying like 50 copies and just handing out to everyone I know....!
Here's the opening quote:
"All who rely on observing the law are under a curse.....(Gal. 3:10)
When we live in the grace of God we experience a creative flow, a joy, a spontaneity, and an enthusiasm for life; and -we stop trying to live up to some standard that we can never reach, free from the feeling that God is angry with us.
Okay and here's the introduction too......
The Extra Dimension of Grace
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Col. 2:6, 7)
Grace is the extra dimension that enables us to 'live in him'. To live in grace is to be rooted in Christ. Grace enables us to tap into the realm of unlimited supernatural resources. Unprecedented potential for growth is activated in us when we live in his grace.
God's unmerited favor towards us showers us with blessing upon blessing. We receive superior and awesome advantages in life that cultivate in us the full measure of the stature of Christ. Gifts, talents and abilities that would otherwise lie dormant are suddenly released i us when we begin to flow in grace.
God's desire for us is that we would prosper and suceed in every area of life. He wants success for us in marriage, family, finance, career, sport and recreation. Grace propels us towards this success. God does not want us to become stunted in our growth because we've allowed legalism to cut off our taproot into grace. God wants us to blossom and flourish in life, fulfilling our destiny and being fruitful.
Grace enables us to become the people we were meant to be. Many of us are tired of trying to live up to other people's expectations. It is a relief to discover that God loves us just as we are. This is unconditional love in its purest form - it's the grace of God. In this security and stability we have the freedom to grow and change, so that Christ in us is truly the hope of glory.
As you read this book and meditate on its truth, ask the Holy Spirit to help you receive grace. I am convinced that you will never be the same again.
Awesome, huh!! So, don't take my word for it - check this book out for yourself.................