MONDAY 27TH JAN., 2020
WORD FOCUS: THE GRACE BELIEVER
TEXT: Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:..”
As a Christian –the Church, you have been given something the world does not have. A power has been made available to you that can solve all your problems and defeat any enemy that comes against you. You have access to power that can help you accomplish the impossible – the Ultimate power – the power of Grace. Before you become a Christian, you are spiritually defenceless, when the devil attacks and tempts you to sin, you don’t have the ability to resist. Envy, strife, gossip, hatred and all the works of the flesh can come in and take control. Just being a decent human being seems like a hopeless task! But after accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you have within you the ability to not live in defeat anymore. You can now access God’s grace and develop faith. With these two “power partners”, you have the potential to move mountains and eliminate any obstacle that would hinder or bind you.
All my life I’ve heard grace defined as God’s unmerited favor and that’s absolutely true. But it is so much more. Have you ever had something you needed to quit and wanted to quit but just couldn’t give up? Have you ever had something that you needed to do and wanted to do, but just couldn’t get it done? Have you ever had some place you needed to go and even felt God calling you to go, but just couldn’t get there?
Grace is God willingly applying His ability and power to do for us things we need to do (or stop doing) but can’t do on our own. Grace is God’s empowering that helps us accomplish the things in life that we cannot seem to accomplish under our own power. Grace is the power that God places in us that enables us to defeat sin. With our own strength and abilities we can sometimes do the possible, but God’s grace empowers us to do the impossible. Truly, it seems that God always calls us to do the impossible – but with His grace in our lives, the impossible becomes reality.
LK 20:1-26/GEN 35-36/PSALM 27
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