500 | 500 Words on Grace

by You Have My Word

These are my words / they are you words / this is our story / this is your story / this is my story / Your grace has found me just as I am / empty handed but alive in Your hands /sometimes the word GRACE is almost over used among our Christian circles / but stop and think about it. / What does grace mean to you? / Does it ever run dry? / I think of how I mess up, how unworthy I am / yet YOU still believe in me / You still see me as YOU intended for me to be / not defined by my sin and constant screwing up / Unending Grace will make you leave the ground /I once heard someone break the word up like this: G (God’s) R (riches) A (at) C (Christ’s) E (expense) / For all have sinned / all fall short of the glory of God /we are justified freely by His Grace / through redemption in Jesus Christ /meaning that by Jesus’ death we’re forgiven. / More than that we are set free / we are welcomed into His kingdom, His family with a purpose and a new view and new heart /I look at my wary heart / I so often need a new one /oh how sweet the sound I know it saved but is it changing a wretch like me / oh my God how sweet the sound I once was blind but now I look away / how often do we make grace “cheap”? /Grace is free / yet it cost the life of Jesus / such love should move us more often, right? / Each day we should pause and soak in that grace / live with gratitude / live with conviction /bent down I saw His dust covered feet / His voice was tender it was loving / I looked up into His eyes / Go now and leave your life of sin / such love such grace /Grace forgot the past / as far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us / You see I am learning that grace is more than just “a forgiveness of sins” / Grace is about a new life and a new perspective / Grace makes us write songs / Grace makes us give His love away / Grace was born in a stable / Grace should dwell in our hearts / Guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life /I do not understand what I do, for what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do /Enter Grace / Nothing will be able to separate us from the LOVE of God /Thank you Jesus for your grace / Amazing Grace /One day at a time I can see You took my life this far / With gratitude /May your grace continually move me / Jesus loves you

Words taken from various sources, in no particular order:

  1. The Almost – Everyone here smells like a rat
  2. Delirious – Majesty
  3. As Cities Burn – Thus from My lips, By Yours, My sin is purged
  4. Romans 3: 23
  5. John 8
  6. New Altum – Grace forgot the Past
  7. Psalm 103: 12
  8. Proverbs 4: 23
  9. Romans 7: 15
  10. Romans 8: 39
  11. Jeremy Camp – One day at a time


Darrel Hofland pieces together today’s bits in 500 Words on Grace. He lives vicariously both in the way he takes the world and the way in which he pursues the things of God. He writes in a spot called Sacred Spaces, and you can follow him here.


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