Prayer About Grace

If you’ve been challenged this week by the cost of grace, why don’t you join me in this prayer:

Father God, thank you for sending your Son to die for my sin. Thank you for all that I have received because of your grace.

Help me never to take your grace for granted, as if it had cost you nothing.

Rather, would you help me to live with the power that your grace offers – a power to deal once and for all with the sin in my life.

May your forgiveness never be my excuse to disobey you.





Real Life With God

There lived an average guy who lived an average, boring life. One day he became a Christian and continued living his average, boring life until he died. The end.

Seriously?! God is most definitely NOT boring. He is life itself. And he wants us to experience that vibrant life of adventure with him. God supplies his grace that equips us and enables us to become who he designed us to be.

‘God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go. This resurrection life you received is not a timid grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’ – Romans 8v14-15

So what’s next, Papa?




Resurrected by Grace

How many movies scenes can you think of where the hero you think is dead dramatically comes alive again? Peeta in the Hunger Games, Neo in The Matrix, Optimus Prime in Transformers, Batman at the end of Dark Knight Rises. Any others?

It’s hard to beat that for drama right?

So imagine the cameras are on you – dead, out for the count, lifeless. Unresponsive to the people desperately trying to bring you back.

Those movie scenes are onto something – it’s what happened to us when God took our soul-dead selves and breathed life into us again.

Saved. By grace.

So what happens next?

Psalm 30 here:




Spitirual Zombies

It was a sermon for zombies. He took a deep breath, looked up at us, and said, ‘Sin doesn’t make us bad. It’s worse than that. Sin makes us dead.’

Woah, ok then … that’s some awkward truth about ourselves.

The Bible says God has raised us to life in Jesus by grace, but do you sometimes walk around like a spiritual zombie instead the new creation you are? You know – believing one thing but not exactly living it out?

Don’t stumble around like you’re undead. Ask God to give you more of his grace – the power to live as if you really were alive again.

Ephesians 2:1-3 here: