Maybe I should clarify: receiving grace is a choice. My husband and I were talking about grace last night. I’m feeling frustrated because I can’t seem to ‘get it’. I still find myself trying to earn my worth and live up to perceived expectations. Sometimes when it comes right down to it, and you know the truth in your head (that God’s love and acceptance have no conditions), you just have to CHOOSE to accept the truth and respond based on what you know, not on how you feel.
It’s the same with worship. Worship is a choice. I don’t worship God only when I’m feeling ‘in the mood’ to worship. I choose to worship, whether I’m feeling joyful or miserable. And the more I make that choice, especially when I don’t ‘feel’ like worshipping, the easier it becomes to do just that – worship despite my circumstances.
I suspect grace is probably the same way. The more I choose to accept grace and not what I’m feeling, the easier it will become to accept it regardless of what I’ve done or not done. I’ll have to try it out and see.