The root meaning of the word grace is “beauty.”
In the New Testament grace means, “God’s unmerited favor.”
Grace is God giving me something I cannot obtain on my own.
Grace is being accepted by God even though I do not deserve it and am not worthy of it.
God gives me grace because He loves me.
Grace removes the sin-stain and makes me right (pure and holy) before God.
Grace changes me.
Grace is (and does)…
“Since we’ve compiled this long and sorry record as sinners and proved that we are utterly incapable of living the glorious lives God wills for us, God did it for us.
Out of sheer generosity he put us in right standing with himself. A pure gift.
He got us out of the mess we’re in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be.” (Romans 3.23, 24 Message Bible)