In our house, my wife is grace. I lean more to the “truth” side of things. I’ve heard it quite a few times that Truth without Grace is like surgery without anesthesia. Truth is easy for me though. I am pretty much the same at work, at home, at church… pretty much where ever I go. I am not emotionally driven but I analyze… pretty much everything. Many times I will ask people questions that I already know the answer to, just to see how they will answer them. It can actually become neurotic at times. I can walk away from an event or situation and for hours I will take the experience apart and play it back differently trying to figure out different outcomes and how it could have been different if this or that changed.
Grace on the other hand… that does not come as easy to me. I wouldn’t say that I hold a grudge (even though I can, and do, I just won’t say it) but I can certainly remember the facts of how something happen. How they either did something against me, or did not treat me as I thought I should be treated.
I’m thankful that my God is not like that. He gives grace. He gives grace to the point that He died for me, knowing every sin I would commit, knowing every time I would turn my back on Him, He loved me right where I was and He gave me grace.
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. Ephesians 2:8-9
I am working on being less truth and more grace, but I also know that I am the way I am, because He created me that way. I don’t go around asking “What Would Jesus Do”. I don’t know the mind of my God. However, I do my best to be quiet and just see what God can do through me. When I try to do things on my own I screw them up more times than not, but when I can step aside and give the glory to God, His grace comes through and I can see amazing things happen.