In Part 1, we looked at what grace is and the encouragement we receive to “regift” it to others. In Part 2 we are considering a few ways we regift grace.
When we regift a gift we have received, we must be careful not to offend the person who gave it to us or the one we are giving it to. Sometimes it’s not a problem, but other circumstances often require great discretion.
When we regift God’s grace in the birth of His Son, if we do it as we received it from God—with love–it will be received with joy. Here are three ways we can pass on this treasured grace gift.
The Voice of Grace
The apostle Paul reminds us, “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6)
Words are powerful. They have the potential to inflame discord and inflict great emotional harm, or the capacity to encourage repentance and restoration, and offer healing and reconciliation.
When we become angry or emotional or hurt, our voice often rises and loses the tempering of grace. Some practical thoughts when tempted to speak angry or unkind words:Continue Reading