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Eminem recently released ‘Headlights’ – an apology to his mom, partly for a devastating song he’d written about her before. He has lots to complain and be angry about but still he says:

‘But regardless I don’t hate you ’cause, Ma / You’re still beautiful to me, ’cause you’re my mom’

Recognising how someone got hurt by words spoken; owning up to mistakes; being willing to let go and forgive; putting people and love first… Sounds a bit like grace in action to me even in the middle of all the messed-up stuff and contradictions of (his) life.

What a mystery grace is!

How might God be working grace into the mess and brokenness of your life?

‘But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ James 4v6

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Grace Moments

You did it again, didn’t you? The thing you feel guilty about; the thing you were trying to stop doing. You’re angry, sad, and ashamed. You’re ready to give up.

Firstly, welcome to the life of every Christian ever. Secondly, pay attention. Embrace this moment, because it’s a grace moment. It’s a place where God wants to meet you.

Grace doesn’t give up on us, why should we? Struggling with bad habits? Make a new habit of turning to God in moments of weakness or failure. Be stubborn about that, because God will never stop working in you when you open your life to His grace.

‘for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure’ Philippians 2:13

#grace:power_to_become

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The Ultimate ‘Bad Boy’

He was the ultimate Bad Boy – violent, foul-mouthed, hates God, despises people, into human trafficking, rapes those he sells. Then in the middle of a deadly situation, he cries out to God who saves him.

Why would you do that, God? Bad Boy deserved to die didn’t he?

Check out Ephesians 1v2-10 (here: http://bit.ly/1dLNnvu). Through his grace, God saves us. Undeserving, we find God’s love, forgiveness, power and presence if we seek it. God freely heaps his grace on us through Christ and changes our lives forever. Thank you God for being so generous, joyful and wonderful. We love you!

P.S. Bad Boy was John Newton who wrote the hymn Amazing Grace. God – your grace really is amazing!

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Anger Digging Into You?

Must I forgive someone even if they keep on hurting me?

‘Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’ (Luke 23vs34)

No-one had asked Jesus for forgiveness. In fact, His enemies are in the midst of killing Him in one of the most inhumane ways known to man. But He calls out forgiveness for them anyways.

My friend Rob had this picture of two hooks joined by some fishing gut. One hook in you and one in the person who wronged you. Forgiveness is like taking the hook out of yourself and handing it to God. God will still deal with the other person but you are refusing to be hurt any more by the wrong that has been done.

Are there hooks hurting you? Anyone you need to release right now?

Luke 23 here: http://bit.ly/1glxpyY

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#forgive!