Grace. What does living from a place of grace look like?
It is a word that is spoken about a lot, especially in church and among Christian friends, but what is it? What does it mean?
I felt it was time once again to share about this important topic. It’s time for each of us to live in grace as much as we can.
By the simplest definition grace is “unmerited favor” or “unconditional love.” It’s the exercise of love and kindness to benefit or serve another.
A disposition to kindness and compassion.
Giving or saying grace before a meal. Giving thanks.
As I began my research about the meaning of this important word, I became very intrigued. There are lots of ways you can interpret it.
As I live in our world today, I am aware that it’s needed so very much.
We as aware beings, are people that want to see our world and country succeed. We know it’s time for us to take a deep look at grace and begin living from it.
You can take responsibility for yourself and how you’re showing up in the world every minute of the day.
Hopefully this article will help you to look within and help you to make some changes toward living a life in grace.
A helpful definition from Paul Zahl:
“Grace is love that seeks you out when you have nothing to give in return. It is love coming at you that has nothing to do with you. And it’s being loved when you are unlovable…. The cliché definition of grace is “unconditional love.”
Let’s go a little further, though. It’s a love that has nothing to do with you. It has everything and only to do with the lover. Grace is irrational in the sense that it has nothing to do with weights and measures. It has nothing to do with your intrinsic qualities or so-called “gifts” (whatever they may be). Grace reflects a decision on the part of the giver, the one who loves, in relation to the receiver, the one who is loved, that negates any qualifications the receiver may personally hold…. it is one-way love.”
“Grace is being loved when you are unlovable.”
As I continued my research, I found so many rich meanings of this beautiful word.
Grace is the spiritual freedom that arises when you realize that life is a gift. From this awareness you seek to live in harmony with the power that created us, God. From this relationship, arises a profound feeling of happiness as well as spiritual, emotional and mental freedom.
Many people have experienced “grace moments.” Intuitively, they know what it is, but trying to express this idea is challenging. Here are ideas of what it produces inside of you:
- Alignment with the Divine
- Alignment with God
- Divine Love
- Leads to Faith
- Flows from Source/God
- Flows Toward God
- Beyond Happiness
- Harmony with the Whole
- Sense of Oneness
- The Precious Present
As you search your heart about your thoughts of what this powerful word means to you, I hope you will find many of the things listed here, as a way you choose to live.
I would love to hear your thoughts on all of this.
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One of the best thorough definitions I’ve read. I love you friend. You are a joy to me.
Thank you Kimmie! I love you too!~