13Jul

50 reflections full of grace and ready to be given away

Unending Love - Amazing Grace

By Tami Heim

I love weddings.

Regardless of the grandeur or simplicity of the ceremony, I find weddings breathtaking, sacred, and bursting with promise. And so it was when my daughter, Zoë, married Matthew Perry Henry Malone in the summer of 2009. The wedding theme was “Grace and Love” and their first dance was to a Kutless song of the same title.

Sweetly overwhelmed by the grace and love of the One that redeemed them, Zoë and Matt wanted their wedding celebration to be an outpouring of God’s presence in their lives. Undeniably inspired by this special day and their passionate vows to relentlessly pursue God, I’m drawn to quotes about grace.

This week I felt a gentle nudge to share some of my favorites with you. My prayer is that each one reminds you how preciously you’ve been wrapped in His unending love and amazing grace. I’m also praying that if you find a favorite  quote here, you will take a moment to copy, paste, and post it so others can be encouraged, too.

  1. Grace is the good pleasure of God that inclines Him to bestow benefits upon the undeserving.  ~ A.W. Tozer
  2. Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected. ~ Jonathan Edwards
  3. Grace is the love of God shown to the unlovely.  It is God reaching downward to people who are in rebellion against Him. ~ Jerry Bridges
  4. Grace is God giving us what we do not deserve and mercy is God not giving us what we do deserve. ~ Author Unknown
  5. Grace is the free, undeserved goodness, and favor of God to mankind. ~ Matthew Henry
  6. My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.  ~  II Corinthians 12:9
  7. That is the mystery of grace: it never comes too late. ~ François Mauriac
  8. The burden of life is from us, its lightness from the grace of Christ and the love of God. ~ William Ullanthorne
  9. The law detects. Grace alone conquers sin. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
  10. Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ~ D.L. Moody
  11. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.  ~ D.L. Moody
  12. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. ~ II Corinthians 12:10
  13. Grace is given to heal the spiritually sick, not to decorate spiritual heroes ~ Martin Luther
  14. Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected. ~ Jonathan Edwards
  15. We’re all stumbling towards the light with varying degrees of grace at any given moment. ~ Bo Lozoff
  16. Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill deserving. ~ Benjamin B. Warfield
  17. The mother grace of all graces is Christian good-will  ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  18. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. ~ Titus 2:11
  19. God appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  20. God is no fault-finder, always looking for things to condemn in us. He estimates us at our best, not our worst. – Anon
  21. God’s grace turns out men and women with a strong family likeness to Jesus Christ, not milksops. ~ Oswald Chambers
  22. Grace is given of God, but knowledge is bought in the market. ~ Hugh Clough
  23. Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue. ~ Eugene Gladstone O’Neil
  24. We have access by faith to His grace. ~ Romans 5:2
  25. Grace makes you gracious. The Giver makes you give. ~ E. Stanley Jones
  26. Grace does not destroy nature. It perfects it. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
  27. Grace grows best in winter. ~ Samuel Rutherford
  28. Grace is a certain beginning of glory in us. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
  29. Grace is God himself, his loving energy at work within his church and within our souls. ~ Evelyn Underhill
  30. My grace is sufficient for the meek and all that humble themselves. ~ Esther 12: 26-27
  31. Grace is love that cares, stops, and rescues.  ~ John R. W. Stott
  32. A man must completely despair of himself in order to become fit to obtain the grace of Christ. ~ Martin Luther
  33. A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart.  ~ Charles G. Finney
  34. Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind. ~ A. W. Tozer
  35. All men who live with any degree of serenity live by some assurance of grace. ~Reinhold Niebuhr
  36. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace. ~ Hebrews 4:16
  37. For grace is given not because we have done good works, but in order that we may be able to do them. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
  38. Grace tried is better than grace, and more than grace; it is glory in its infancy. ~ Samuel Rutherford
  39. Grace is the love that gives, that loves the unlovely and the unlovable. – Oswald C. Hoffmann
  40. Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization. ~ Victor Hugo
  41. I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us. ~ Anne Lamott
  42. For while the law was given through Moses, grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. ~ John 1:17
  43. Grace is the very opposite of merit…Grace is not only undeserved favor, but it is favor shown to the one who has deserved the very opposite. ~ Harry Ironside
  44. Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon. ~ John Piper
  45. God’s grace is His unmerited favor toward the wicked, unworthy sinners, by which He delivers them from condemnation and death. ~ John MacArthur
  46. Grace comes into the soul, as the morning sun into the world; first a dawning, then a light; and at last the sun in his full and excellent brightness. ~Thomas Adams
  47. Grace…expresses two complementary thoughts: God’s unmerited favor to us through Christ, and God’s divine assistance to us through the Holy Spirit. ~ Jerry Bridges
  48. Grace is free, but when once you take it, you are bound forever to the Giver and bound to catch the spirit of the Giver.  ~ E. Stanley Jones
  49. The grace of God is infinite and eternal. As it had no beginning, so it can have no end, and being an attribute of God, it is as boundless as infinitude. – Anon
  50. For by grace you’ve been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it’s the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone be found boasting. ~ Ephesians 2:8-10

What are some of your favorite quotes or verses about grace?

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  • Anonymous

    I’m saving this post to Evernote so I can read it every two seconds!  Thank you for your amazing wisdom.  so grateful…

  • http://www.tonyjalicea.com Tony Alicea

    Wow, this is so refreshing and edifying. Thank you for sharing this!

  • Tami Heim

    Thanks Tony. Reading and rewriting them all again in this blog gave me an added boost, too. Happy to share that lift with you!

  • Tami Heim

    Oh Dedra – I am reading along with you. It’s wisdom collected through time, documented by many, and left to give expression to all we know is true about His unending love and amazing grace. It’s like each one cheers us on and now, with just a click, we can let them do the same for someone else. Thanks for being a stream of grace and encouragement over me.  

  • http://ericspeir.com/ Eric

    I love good quotes that we can share with others. I will have to remember some of these.

  • Tami Heim

    Great Eric – that’s why we’re here! Our goal is be a resource and provide resources that help you share your faith online. I hope you find many opporutnites to use some of the quotes to inspire and encourage others. (And of course receive a little boost yourself) 
     
    Thanks for stopping by today – we appreciate it when you do!

  • http://juliemooreonlife.wordpress.com Julieemoore

    Absolutely loved this.

  • Tami Heim

    Thanks! I hope there are some you will want to share. Love grows where grace flows.  

  • McDonna731

    Very proud of the way you described the wedding of our young one’s, Tami. Their love for God and each other is priceless…..

  • Tami Heim

    Amen! We are blessed by their lives and how God holds them close.