It’s easier not to talk about the things we don’t understand. Like the bird and the bees convo 😐. I’ll be honest, to this day, I still don’t understand why they chose to use a bird and a bee for a sex analogy. I’ve never heard “the birds and the bees” told without weird grins or blank stares. AND I’ve also never heard a truthful or consistent answer to the big mystery question, “Mommy, where do babies come from?” Yet there’s a whole bunch of kids running around.
Grace is also a mystery, a beautiful one, but still a mystery. One that I cannot wrap my mind around. Grace completely blows me away; and I get it, we can’t comprehend how a flawless God, would love us flaws and all (shout-out to 👑 🐝). Truth be told, we won’t ever get it. I don’t even think we were created to understand “the why” on this one. I think it’s best we just receive it, and take in stride.
I don’t know if we subconsciously or purposely do this, but we confuse the “D” in stride, with a “V”. Because we start striving for something that is already ours. It’s like we have spiritual dyslexia or something. You see striving takes a whole bunch of effort and work. Striving comes with way too many rules and regulations. And I’m not about that lie, yes I meant to say lie. Because if you think, you, can muster up enough goodness within yourself, go ahead and lie, yes I meant to say lie again.
Grace is unearned, nope, you don’t deserve it. Rich homie, you can’t pay for it, Steph Curry with the shot boi, will never be good enough for it. To all my 4.1999 students your GPA does not qualify you, nor does your weak credit score 😂😂😂 ,(because people like you have great credit I’m sure). And let’s be clear, grace IS NOT an excuse or a reason to live anyway we please. I’m also not about that lie either.
It’s simple, almost as simple as the birds and the bees 😜. God’s grace is a non-refundable gift with a life-time warranty.
Ephesians 2:8-9 (NLT)
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.