The Impossibility of ‘Falling From Grace’
On the eve of a new year, I encourage you to purpose to enter it as a newborn babe; not saddled with the mindset(s), habits, or attitudes of the past. Decide, declare, and decree not to be conformed to this world (i.e. it’s values, behavior, customs, religious traditions, etc.), but to …”be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” In the words of the Apostle Paul, “…whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report…meditate on these things” (Philippians 4:8, NKJV).
The renewing of our mind, more often than not, requires us to reexamine and, if necessary, dispense with sayings/ideas with which we have become so accustomed that we often ascribe them to scripture. One such idea is that of “falling from grace,” The Good News is that you cannot ‘fall from grace’. Grace is God’s gift of favor to mankind through Jesus Christ. And, according to scripture, “For the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable [for He does not withdraw what He has given, nor does He change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call]” (Romans 11:29, AMP).
Though we may be prodigal (wasteful), disobedient, or unfaithful, He, like the father of the prodigal son, remains faithful, loving, and waiting. You may be out of place, disoriented, or maybe even ‘feeling’ ‘unworthy. However, how you feel is not the gauge of reality. No matter what, you cannot fall from Grace. I encourage you to, “…stir up the gift of God in you…” being assured that even “…if we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself” (2 Timothy 2:13, AMP).
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