God, I am sorry that I always take your grace for granted. I so frequently find myself living under cheap grace…grace with no cost. Sometimes I just live as though your grace was free to even you. I live like you did not pay a cost for the grace I get for free. I live like its free. It may be free for me to accept but it is only there for me to accept because you paid a phenomenal price for it. It is easy to focus on the grace being free to me, but when that’s all I pay attention to, I begin to live my life under the banner of cheap grace and ride the coat tails of grace. Even if I don’t say it aloud or even consciously think it, I live my life as if to say, ‘God will forgive me; why not…..?” For that I apologize. I have taken your mercy and loving grace for granted. I need you! I need your grace.