A wise pastor once gave me this great definition of grace. Imagine your purposely speeding down I-75 in Chattanooga at 100 mph and the cops pull you over... YOU'RE BUSTED and you deserve it!!! As the cop starts writing the ticket for 35 over, you beg him not to write you a ticket. He thinks about it and states OK, and walks off without even a warning. That my friend is Mercy!
Now imagine the same situation and the cop walks off without a warning, goes to his cruiser, and then walks back to your car and presents you with a $100 bill. That my friend is Grace.
This is what Father God gives to you when you accept his son the Lord Jesus Christ. All sins: past , present and future will be remembered no more, on your way to heaven with no judgemen,t and there will be no condemation ever again.
Good news, eh?
A spiritual influence on the heart which results in action.