The journey of grace begins the moment a person first receives God’s free gift of grace for salvation, accepting the sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s blood as the atonement for his sin.
Now, along with every other believer, we share the privilege of glorifying God by walking in His grace and radiating that grace to others. In fact, this is the very reason God created us. Grace-God’s favor and high esteem for us-is not based on anything we have done to earn it. Grace is based upon His eternal, omnipotent, omniscient love for us.
God’s mercy is what saves us from the pit of hell and keeps us from getting what we deserve because of sin. God’s grace, however, gives us what we do not deserve: the opportunity to be quickened by His Word with eternal life and to glorify God in this life.