The Thought for the Week this week is written by Susie Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey

“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8‬ ‭NLT‬

Theres a song we often sing in the church called “Wonderful Grace”. I love the line in the song that says “wonderful grace that gives me the time to change”...I often sing that and pray that as a thankful offering to God. It’s a quality of God that He bestows on us, that we seldom find out in the world. Slip up, make a mistake, take a wrong road and you have those who are ‘on our case, on our back’, hounding us, telling us we’re not changing fast enough.....not God. His grace is extended towards us and He gives us time, He gives us space to change into the likeness of His son. And that grace is extended to us every single moment of every humbling it is to think of that. God looks into our heart and He sees our frustrations, our frustrations at ourself, at the baby steps we take instead of leeps and bounds and He tells us “my grace is sufficient for you….” Oh, the kindness of God towards us. Grace is a gift that is given to us; cherish it with all your heart and thank Him for it.