Some came to mind last night after I got done writing that I didn't mention. Then one of my friends left me a comment talking about that word that came to mind so I'm going to take that as conformation from God. I always love feed back so thank you for your comment I hope you all look at the comment mentioning grace on my seventh blog.
This is strait out of Nelson's Compact Bible Dictionary. Grace- Favor or kindness shown without regard to the worth or merit of the one who receives it and in spite of what the person deserves. Grace is one of the key attributes of God. The Lord God "merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth" (Ex. 34:6). Therefore, grace is almost always associated with mercy, love, compassion and patience.
In the Old Testament, the supreme example of grace was the redemption of the Hebrew people from Egypt and their establishment in the Promise Land. This did not happen because of any merit on Israel's part, but in spite of their unrighteousness (Deut. 7:7-8; 9: 5-6). Although the grace of God is always free and undeserved, it must not be taken for granted. Grace is only enjoyed within the covenant- the gift is given by God, and the gift is received by people through repentance and faith (Amos 5:15). Grace is to be humbly sought through the prayer of faith (Mal. 1:9).
The grace of God was supremely revealed and given in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Jesus was not only the beneficiary of God's grace (Luke 2:40), but was also its very embodiment ( John 1:14), bringing it to mankind for salvation (Titus 2:11). By His death and resurrection, Jesus restored the broken fellowship between God and His people, both Jew and Gentile (meaning us). The only way of salvation for any person is " through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ" (Acts 15:11).
The theme of grace is especially prominent in the letters of Paul. He sets grace radically over against the law and the works of law (Rom. 3:24, 28). Paul makes it abundantly clear that salvation is not something that can be earned; it can be received only as a gift of grace (Rom. 4:4). Grace, however, must be accompanied by faith; a person must trust in the mercy and favor of God, even while it is undeserved (Rom. 4:16; Gal. 2:16).
I realize that was a long explanation but I decided rather than pick and choose the to put in out of that book I would just write it all so I hope it is helpful and gives you much confidence knowing that God gives us grace to help us. Without it we would not be able to accomplish even the simplest things. Ask God for grace in everything you do and always make sure you thank him for it.
Heres something that my roommate showed me totally off subject but I thought it was really cool maybe some of you have seen it before. If you take all the names from Adam to Jesus in order and write down there meanings in order it tells a story. So here it is:
Seth is appointed
Enosh a mortal man of
Mahalalel The glory of God
Jared shall come down
Enoch instructing that
Metheselah His death shall bring
Lamech those in despair
Noah comfort and rest!
Shem The fame of
Arphaxad Babylon's fortress (but I will make Babylon fade away!)
Cainain and sorrow
Shelah extend like a plant
Eber beyond the place of
Peleg division (at the tower of babel)
Ren a friend
Serug also branches out
Terah with fury!
Abram A glorious father (Abraham- the father of a multitude)
Jacob as He outwits( his enemy)
Levi (then) joins himself to
Kohath an assembly
Amram a glorious
Moses (whom) he rescued,
Gershom stranger(s) in a strange land,
Shebuel captives delivered by God
Judah one who praises the Lord
Perez breaks open a way (into)
Hezron an area surrounded by a wall
Ram of great height
Amminadab O' my people who belong to the prince,
Nahshon a prophet
Boaz with strength,
Obed who serves (the Lord)
Jesse is here!
David one well-loved
Rehoboam and who sets the people free
Abijah my father is the Lord
Asa the healer of
Jehoshaphat him who the Lord judged
Jehoram and whom the Lord raised up!
Ahaziah The Lord took hold (of me)
Joash and the Lord is strong!
Amaziah mighty is the Lord!
Uzziah My strength is in the Lord!
Jotham The Lord is perfect!
Ahaz I took hold of
Hezekiah the strength of the Lord.
Manasseh It made (me) forget (my misery)
Amon Truly (I am) the master builder
Josiah whom the Lord healed,
Jehaikim/Eliakim whom the Lord raised up,
Jeconiah whom the Lord appointed,
Jehoiachin and will uphold!
Shealtiel I have asked God about
Pedaiah the ransomed of the Lord,
Zerubbabel the exiles who are in Babylon.
Abiud My father is glorious;
Eliakim My God will raise up
Azor a helper
Zadok the just (one)
Akim will the Lord raise up!
Eliud My God is praise
Eleazor God will help!
Matthan May the gift of
Joseph increase (in greatness)
Emmanuel For God is with us
Jesus Christ The Messiah and Savior of
Church those called out of (Babylon)