The complete life of a believer in Christ is all about grace. We deserve an eternity in hell because we are sinners under the wrath of God (Romans 3:9-30; Ephesians 2:1-3). We are totally unrighteous (Romans 3:10). But when we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation (Romans 10:9-13), God accepts us in Christ by His grace (Ephesians 1:6; 2:8-9). From that point on, we live by God’s grace, we are sustained by God’s grace, and we are empowered to live for Him by grace as His disciple (Matthew 4:19; Luke 14:26-27, 33).
So, whenever I write this post about clippin’ grace coupons, it is my way of recognizing the truth of Ephesians 2:7, so that in the coming ages He might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. God is so very good to us, and sometimes like Andy Griffith would say, “Extreee good!”
Here’s a few grace coupons God has allowed me to clip in the past two weeks.
Grace Coupon #1: Running toward the sunrise at the beach
Denise and I love to get up early on vacation and watch the awesome display of God’s handiwork! She walks, and I run. What a time we have together!
Grace Coupon #2: Seeing the elk at Cataloochee, Great Smoky Mountain Park
What a special treat to hike this area as well as Big Creek with a dear friend and fellow hiker, Rick Stoner!
Grace Coupon #3: The Beauty of Cataloochee
Grace Coupon #4: Singing in the Sun 2017
What a special treat to attend two nights and hear such groups as Mark Trammell Quartet, Brian Free & Assurance, The Talleys, Gold City, and Triumphant Quartet. Better than the singing was the preaching of Evangelist C.T. Townsend and Dr. Herb Reavis and seeing many souls come to Christ!! A special thank you to the Life FM for the great seats.
An unexpected blessing on the second night was to sit right behind a young girl from back home, her husband and their daughter. Then, to find out that a dear friend of mine and his wife were a section over from us! He and I have shouted, praised the Lord, wept, and rejoiced at many Southern Gospel concerts.
Grace Coupon #5: Worshiping With Our Daughter & Son-in-Law, Whitney & Paul