Hi. My name is Sam and I’m a grace-amnesiac.*
Recently, I’ve realized that I forget so much of the time. I forget how sinful I am. I forget how holy God is. I forget how much grace I’m given every day. I forget how much that grace cost. And because I forget, I think that I’m better than other people I meet who fail and fall short. They are just like me, but like I said, I’m a grace-amnesiac. I forget.
The beautiful thing is that when I am reminded of God’s grace and live inside that same grace, my whole life is changed. My whole life becomes an act of worship. Author Mike Cosper writes,
…it all happens in union with Jesus, before the eyes and presence of a loving God, who by a miracle of boundless grace receives each and every act, though offered with mixed motives or frailty of heart, as a pleasant and acceptable offering…The whole mess of our lives is transformed in Christ, from corrupted to glorious, from ashes to beauty.**
So this week, look and see God’s grace in your life. Don’t forget.
Extend that grace to others all around you. Don’t forget.
Know that your whole life is now an act of worship because of receiving and giving grace. Don’t forget.
This week, don’t be like me. Don’t forget.
My name is Sam and I’m a grace-amnesiac.
* The phrase “grace-amnesiac” is from Paul David Tripp’s New Morning Mercies.
** Quote from Mike Cosper in Rhythms of Grace, 77.