Grace

F1BF7807-ECE9-4CBA-97CE-0AE3F48A5A89.jpeg“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Grace is a favorable disposition towards someone. It is a voluntary act of goodwill. God has extended His Grace (favor) to us that we should exemplify the same in dealing with others. They might not deserve it, but neither do we.

 

S’more Love

F364B370-9F23-4259-A06A-5C9468EDDF90“So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Our world truly needs more love, so that we all help each other to be the best we can be. Our struggles often stem from our self-centeredness—protecting ourselves at the expense of others.

Friends

216FFA2D-6D5C-4977-864A-21EA971EC39A“And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:39‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Friends
Often I hear people say they have lots of friends. Personally, I believe that true friends are rare. Sure, FaceBook friends and social friends may be abundant; but, how many will have your best interests in mind in all circumstances?? True friends will love you the way you are and be honest with you, even in difficult situations. Most importantly, true friends never take advantage of you for their personal benefit.