Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Life of Grace in Christ

God's Grace is His Eternal gift to us.  Without it, we could not live... we need it like the air we breath!  God's Grace is a Gift that is unmerited, yet it's one that He gives us joyfully because He Loves us so much, His children and we are created to live a holy life for God and with God and in God. His Grace is His Gift of Heavenly Help that can aid us in doing things that we could not does otherwise without it. 

Sacred Scripture echos God's message of Grace in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things in He Who strengthens me." It is Jesus Christ Who gives us the strength to do all things, and it's the Gift of His beautiful Grace that He gives us to do them!

I am so thankful to God for His precious Gift of Grace that has saved me, (and saves us all!), and I rely on it daily to become grow closer to God in my Christian Journey and vocation as a wife and mother and daughter of God.  It has the power to sanctify us as we strive to be holy and blameless like Christ, in all we do.  It's given by God without measure and it's free. A true Gift that God longs for us all to receive and allow to help us on a daily basis continuously throughout our days.

It is God Who outstretches His Hands on Love and Mercy, Compassion, Forgiveness, Peace and Amazing Grace through Jesus Christ on the Cross, inviting all to take His hand and Journey with Him each and every day of our lives. A life lived with God and Jesus at our side, powered by The Holy Spirit, is a true Life of Grace that can help us become more holy and help us to become saints; for we are Heaven bound!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Embracing Our Heavenly Heritage

Something special that I tell my daughter often, (and even told her while she was still growing in my womb), is that she is God's beautiful Princess! And it's really true! Little girls especially, love princess stories... and the amazing thing is that each daughter of God has her own, special and beautiful princess story of her own. She is "God's girl," as I like to call my daughter, a daughter of the King of Heaven and Earth, of a Heavenly Father!  I look forward to raising my daughter, always reminding her of this beautiful fact, that she is a real Princess, and in Heaven awaits her beautiful crown that she will receive and wear someday. 

In the meantime, with the title of God's Princess comes a great responsibility. It's the responsibility of living "A Life of Grace and Love in Christ." To be gracious like God is to be Loving, kind, compassionate, peaceful and forgiving to all. It's the responsibility of also realizing and acknowledging that she is not the only one, but there are many, many other Princesses in God's Kingdom in Heaven and here on Earth. 

It's the responsibility of helping other Princesses to recognize their own Heavenly Heritage as well as other princes. It's the responsibility of asking God to teach you how to live life on Earth as it is in Heaven. This is what I try to do on a daily basis as God's Princess as well... and I look forward to the Joy ahead as I walk with my daughter, teaching her to do the same. I am learning from her as well, because it's very apparent how close to God she already is... as all children are.

So whether you are a daughter or son of God, may you remember your Heavenly Heritage... as God's beloved child and take great joy in honoring Him and living a life of holy dignity as His Princess or Prince.