Where You Need to Be
The great heroes of the Bible, whose lives are held up for us to imitate, whose writings we study and read, were superheroes of faith. But they could also be super-criminals, super-fools, super-idiots. They sometimes embarrassed themselves and brought shame to the Lord. Samson, Gideon, and Jacob, for instance, were deeply flawed individuals.
But get this—God used them anyway! One of the coolest things about the way God works is that he gets his best work done by some of the most unpromising, broken material you can ever imagine. If you think, “I’ll never be good enough, so I’ll leave it to others,” you’ll flounder around wondering what you’re doing here.
I’ve got good news for you from 1 Corinthians: “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” (12:27).Hang on, it gets better: “In fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be” (12:18).
God not only gave you unique gifts for service. He also placed you on his team to carry out his agenda. That is why you’re here on this earth and not in heaven already. And he’s got you right where he wants you, in an environment where you can help move his agenda and with relationships God can use.
God’s grace is his unmerited and unlimited favor for those who are truly his. It’s his relentless determination to let nothing stand in the way of his love for his children.
Throughout One Day Full of Grace is woven the story of God’s great love—as it’s shown to many in the Bible, as it’s displayed in the author’s life and family, and how it’s a part of each Christian’s life. You’ll learn how you can ﬁll your life with God’s goodness and mercy each and every day.