The most common definition for grace is the unmerited favor of God. How ever grace is an attribute of God and can be manifested in so many ways.First and foremost, by Christ dying on the cross. Then there is common grace, saving grace, securing grace, sanctifying grace, serving grace and sustaining grace.
My upcoming novel When You Let Go touches on sustaining grace which is grace given at special times of need, especially during adversity or suffering.( bible.org).
In this book, Amara learns that the grace God extends so freely can help us overcome anything. For its but by His grace we are what we are….However, Ejike learns that God’s forgiveness doesn’t wipe away the consequences for disobedience. When they both learn to let go…the possibilities are endless.
Here is an excerpt of my upcoming novel When You Let Go, scheduled for a Spring 2014 Release
“Hmm…” Ejike said, raising the mug to his lips. The beverage was soothing. “Are you going into the office today?”
“Yes, but I have to go to the TV station first,”Amarachi said. “One of my clients has an interview scheduled this morning. I’m trying to keep busy; the wait is making my antsy.” Her tone was low. Her eyes fixed on her shoes.
Ejike sighed, finishing his coffee, he walked to her. He lifted her head with his finger. “Look at me. It’s just been a couple of days but whatever the results are, it’s going to be ok,” he said.
“Worrying will do no good when we’ve handed it over to God. He will do what He’ll do, regardless.” He kissed her on her lips.
“I know honey. I just want this for us.”
“Have you heard me complain? God gave me you.”
“I know that, but I feel incomplete. Not being able to give you what you want.”
“What we want. And don’t ever call yourself incomplete again. We’re in this together. God’s will be done.” Ejike hated that she took their situation so personal. That’s why he could never bring himself to confess to her.
Ejike knew that a secret always had a way of rearing its ugly head. He’d just have to brace himself for the impact when that time came.
© 2014,Unoma Nwankwor