#136- The Magnificent Grace of God – Part 4

#136- The Magnificent Grace of God – Part 4

What do you need to know to have freedom through grace?

If grace is not only a great gift, but also a gift that should help us walk in freedom, how do we access the freedom that grace provides?

Just because we have grace doesn’t mean that we’re using it. Walking according to the grace that God has given us means that we have to participate with the gift He offers.  There are rules of engagement.

When my kids sit down to play a game of UNO, they like to make up rules as they go along.  Draw one card if you don’t have one to play or draw a bunch of cards until you find one.  There is nothing worse than two kids sitting down to play a game and they don’t agree on how it should be played.  When they are not on the same page, the game quickly erupts in frustration and arguments about whose way is the right way. The game simply doesn’t work unless both players are clear on the guidelines. Without guidelines, they aren’t free to enjoy the game.

Grace works the same way.  God loves us but He offers grace and then asks us to participate.




In Galatians 5:1, God reminds us of the freedom that He has given but tells us exactly what we have to do to gain access to that freedom.  We have to “stand firm.”

On today’s podcast, I talk about four rules of engagement that will help you enjoy the freedom that God has for you and walk fully in the grace that He provides.

My hope is that you will be challenged to move forward with a greater understanding of God’s grace, and grab hold of all that God’s grace can do in your life as a result of your participation with it.

You are free.  Now, you just have to act like what God says about you is true.

You can choose to live free.

Galatians 5:1 says, “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.”

Highlight from Today’s Episode:

  • Walking in the freedom that God gives
  • Four rules of engagement
  • The good thing about the thorns

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Let’s Talk!

After you’ve listened to the podcast, I’d love to continue the conversation. Be sure and leave a comment!

  1. Do you struggle with unforgiveness? How did today’s podcast help you understand the importance of releasing others because of how Christ has released you?
  2. What does it look like in your life for you to “work out your own salvation?”
  3. What is a current thorn in your flesh and how were you challenged to see it differently after listening to today’s podcast?

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  2. Candice October 30, 2017 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Releasing others is actually is a strength I obtained in after listening to God and obediently standing and fighting for my husband through infidelity. It was tough because he would tell me many times I don’t want to be married anymore. And I would cry out to God with all my rejection and was finally released by answer from God through a preacher who pointed at me and said “Leave Sodom and don’t go back.” It taught me to forgive others but forgiving myself has been tough. But this series is really helping to give myself more grace. Currently my thorn would be my ex husband and his current wife, they have really been evil, though I’ve done my best to be kind even when my son was harmed in their care. But I know God’s grace is sufficient and I have been empowered to continue doing what is good, despite their actions.

    • Chrystal Hurst October 30, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

      Yes. Releasing others is a strength. Sorry it was so hard. Thanks for listening.

  3. Elizabeth October 31, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    I learned so much from your message.Now I will need to apply it in my life.

  4. Lisa November 3, 2017 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Hi Chrystal, I am in the middle of your book and very much enjoying it. I did the Proverbs 31 online bible study that went with the book. I love your stories, videos, pod casts, and gentle voice and wisdom and humor. (Love the candy bar story and glad you’re ok). When you mentioned you would love to have coffee with all of us, my heart jumped. I realize that would be impossible with so many followers, but the thought of having coffee with you would be awesome. I am in a life transition and it is horribly difficult. I hope that some day I can meet you and have that cup of coffee. Until then, thank you for sharing your gifts. You are helping many, like me out here, and may not even realize that your open friendship is a gift to us.

    • Chrystal Hurst November 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

      Thanks for reading. So glad that the book is a blessing to you!

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