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“A saint is not someone who is good but who experiences the goodness of God.” (Thomas Merton, Trappist monk)

When we catch glimpses of God’s goodness in our lives, we call that grace.

Open your heart, mind, and soul to the ways that you need God’s grace to sustain you on your journey.

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We have the same faithful spirit as what is written in scripture: I had faith, and so I spoke. We also have faith, and so we also speak. We do this because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will also raise us with Jesus, and he will bring us into his presence along with you. All these things are for your benefit. As grace increases to benefit more and more people, it will cause gratitude to increase, which results in God’s glory.

2 Corinthians 4:13-15

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Not long ago I visited a member of my church in the hospital. As I started to walk into her room, a nurse stopped me and said, “I just want you to know that she is one of the kindest and most loving patients I’ve ever had.” I walked into the room and told the church member what the nurse had said. It turns out that she had been a nurse herself for many years. She said to me, “I remember having patients who were so nice to me, so I try to be that kind of patient to the nurses who care for me.”

Grace is contagious. When we receive grace, we are more likely to extend grace to others. The Apostle Paul says that when grace extends from person to person, gratitude develops. And when thankfulness fills the hearts of people, God is glorified.

How have you been shown grace? How will you show grace to others?

Tyler Tankersley

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Thank you for the grace you have shown to me, O God of All Love. Help me to allow myself to serve as a vessel of your love as I seek to extend grace to others around me.

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Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God’s grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin!

from “Grace Greater Than Our Sin” by Julia H. Johnston (1910)

Tyler Tankersley

Tyler Tankersley serves as the Senior Pastor of Ardmore Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is married to Jessica who is an early childhood educator. Together they have the joy of being the parents of Henry (8), Owen (6), and Charlotte (3).

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