Spiritual Coaching Vol 2 #7 Grace II…


There is the grace we receive and then there is the grace we share. Grace has a inevitable tendency to overflow. Once you’ve experienced it you find that it flows through you to others. You become more grace-full yourself. The great theologian, Karl Barth, wrote, Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace. Grace expresses itself in tangible ways. Like David wrote in the great Psalm My cup runs over. It simply can’t be contained.


So many people need to experience the genuine grace of another human being before they see God. Jesus referred to God in a new way, Abba – daddy. No longer a distant deity of harsh legalism and judgement – now intimate friendship – grace. A spirit of gentleness and mercy can mend the broken and cure the skeptic. Turning the other cheek is not just a quaint archaic phrase but a challenge to change how humans live in the world. The hate of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Hugo Chavez is not countered on the world scene by more hate but by the strength that comes from grace. Likewise the hate and resentment of broken relationships in our own lives is countered by the grace we receive overflowing in life – in practical application. Showing grace may at times be an act of shear will. But in the act of showing grace we will have received it again and we leave behind a telltale fragrance of love, peace, patience, and faith.


About Denny Meyer

I've been a pastor, spiritual director, and spiritual coach and worked with thousands of people over the years. You can find the life the Creator intended for you. Contact me if you want to find out more.
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