Grace is a gift given by God to open the door for us to again become one with God.
When God created each of us, He left a divine imprint upon us, regardless of whether we recognize it or not. In our pursuit of happiness, contentment in life, or satisfaction in our relationship, God’s presence, known among United Methodists as “prevenient grace”, nudges us back to God.
Once we realize that any right we have to stand before God comes from the love Jesus showed us by dying for our sins, and not by our own actions, everything in this world ceases to have power over us. As believers, we know that everything we do is in response to this grand gift by a generous God.
United Methodists call this response sanctification, or more simply put, it is the process of becoming the person God intended one to be at the moment of creation. We believe that this process is a life-long, joy-filled, adventure with God that ultimately allows the believers to attain the seemingly impossible – perfect love in this lifetime and the fullness of God in the life to come.