Wednesday, October 24, 2012

questions for your journey: living by grace

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

When we could not save ourselves or do anything for ourselves, God did everything we needed.  That truth is something hard to understand, but it is so important to grasp.  God did for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves.  Literally God reaches out to us and seeks to transform our lives before we take one step toward Him.

There are two kinds of faith.  There is what is natural for humans to understand, and then there is the super-natural faith that is it hard to understand or believe.  That is where God comes in the mix. 

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

By accepting what Jesus did for us, the grace that God made for us, God makes us brand new, gives us power and authority to live a blessed life.  It is important that we claim what God has done and what that means for our lives.  We are blessed.  We are children of God.  We receive what God has done for when we accept Him.  We don’t have to believe it to receive it.  We have already received it.

The difference between our faith and the faith that Jesus demonstrated while He earth is that we are weak, and Jesus never comes to the place where He is weak.  We crumble under pressure.  Yet that is the time when we ought to soar high by trusting Him more.

What is it that helps our faith get stronger?  Dealing with sin by being honest grows our faith.  When we forgive ourselves and forgive others, our faith grows by leaps and bounds. 

Sin has no claim on our lives any more.  It is time to lay down what we cannot control.  It is time we let God deal with our weakness with His strength.  It is time to live in the grace that God offers us and that has been offered to us since long before we came to God.  Praise the Lord that He always pursues us, loves us, accepts us, forgives us, encourages us, holds us and helps us all the time.  That is His grace.

Romans 5:21
so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Walk in super-natural grace as you continue your journey.

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