Three good questions to ask when considering a choice are, is it wise? Do I have peace? Does it show respect for other people?
Having a grace state of mind doesn’t mean life automatically becomes a super-harmonious downhill slide. We will still have to live with disagreements. As people of grace, our goal is not to force everyone to agree but to press on in spite of disagreements.
Our natural response to suffering is resistance. But if we welcome rather than resent it, suffering gives us the opportunity to stretch our faith and deepen our confidence in God.
People believe there’s an attachment between a good God and a prosperous income. And they pay a lot of money to hear the prosperity gospel preached. But it’s a false gospel, and it’s a trap. God and greed are poles apart.
In this lesson, let's turn our attention to that horizontal dimension and learn to help others find the same freedom God grants us, as we accept them as they are and release them to learn and grow.
It’s easy to be impressed with ourselves, isn’t it? We become enamoured with our positions and authority and we forget it is all given to us from the Saviour. Everything we have is on loan from Him.