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Having A Free HeartFebruary 18, 2015
Do you know someone who is gracious? They are giving and loving and accepting. They are always putting others first. That’s the sign of a gracious person. Charlene has a longtime friend named Dorothy who fits that description. My Mother also fits that description.
That’s also the description of God. “And it shall come to pass, when He cries to me, that I will hear; for I am gracious” (Exodus 22:27). He is loving, giving and wanting you to know that when you have a problem, He is there to help you.
To be gracious is to show favor and grace. Jesus came to exhibit favor and then to offer you the gift of grace. He is filled with grace—He is grace. He is the gracious one offering an abundant life of grace-filled living.
It’s one thing to see someone who is gracious, but God says “I am gracious.” God won’t lie so if He says He is gracious, granting favor and grace, then I believe Him. That is not only what He does, but it is also who He is. “The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you” (Numbers 6:25). He has done that through Jesus.