We all have two sets of books: The ones we allow others to read, and the ones God’s reading.
If you let me open the book of my choice, you’re going to read about a pretty impressive guy.
But if I let you open the book only God and I are reading, you’re going to read about a pretty impressive God.
You won’t be at all impressed with the type of people He loves.
But you will be impressed with the grace it takes for Him to love someone like me.
And then, what will you do?
If you’re religious, you’ll probably throw up your hands and say something about “cheap grace.”
If you’re honest, you’ll throw up your hands and worship the God of grace.
Honesty invites grace; hiddenness repels grace.
Question: How have you experienced grace when you got honest with God and others?