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Poured Out Overflowing Grace

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"For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace." John 1:16 (ESV)

Grace upon grace, mercy upon mercy, layer upon layer of undeserved overflowing love and favor; everlasting to everlasting...relentless, constant, infinite—began at the cross; blood spilled on behalf of humanity to satisfy the wrath of God (propitiation), Jesus, taking upon Himself the sins of the whole world and covering us in His righteousness (double imputation), conquering death when He rose from the grave (resurrection)—abiding, comforting, renewing.

The finished work of the cross highlights the glory of God, revealing the fullness of His character. It is to this we are drawn—with empty hands we come; souls aching, laid bare, surrendered, repentant,—we are forgiven, made new, clothed in righteousness we could do nothing to earn or deserve, adopted as daughters of the King.

Lean in to this truth and draw near to God (James 4:8). Let the wellspring of His abounding grace bubble forth, a healing stream shaping and informing your heart. Lose yourSELF, follow Jesus, serve...you'll be unable to keep it to yourself.

"Evangelism is the spontaneous overflow of a glad and free heart in Jesus Christ." —The Gospel Project

The following articles unpack grace, dying to self, and loving others:

Dying as a Means of Loving Part 1 | Desiring God

Dying as a Means of Loving Part 2 | Desiring God

We Can't Give From an Empty Place | Laurie Wallin