‘Dear brothers and sisters, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.’

Galatians 6:18 NLT

Paul ends his treatise on grace in the life of the believer with a small succinct statement. “May the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your Spirit.” Though simple, this statement packs a punch. It outlines in a beautifully succinct way the message that all believers should have for all believers. Too often, our message is a statement of goodwill or blessings, but what we need more of, is God’s power to overcome our inadequacies and sins. A Christian journey begins with salvation, an act of grace to be sure, but this is only an introduction to God’s means. Truthfully, if we can accept that his grace abounds for something as large as salvation, it should be easy enough to believe that his grace should abound for the mundane nuances of life. Believing that if we orient ourselves upon God, and do our best as finite creatures, then God will make up the difference and create something that brings glory to him, is a most significant realization. It frees Christians to be truly alive and thriving. It enables them to be bold and access their creative freedom. God’s grace commissions relational bridges to areas of our life that were previously thought lost causes. May we always live in the Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. May we allow it to be an ever-present companion in our midsts.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.

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