Tag: Grace

What is God saying to you about your life, journey and the future.  Have you asked Him?  What is God saying to you about your children and marriage?  He is God, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and End and the Author and Finisher of your faith.

This is a season of speedy acceleration and breaking out of the old into the new.  This season the old and the new cannot blend, the familiar and unfamiliar has to be separated.  The Lord God is taking you on a new path of revealing what He desires to accomplish in your life.

I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way.  Isaiah 42:16

He says ” I have chosen you as My beloved to fulfill my purpose here on earth, over the nations it is time to rise up from your slumber, awake oh Daughter of Zion, come and meet Me in the secret place.  Let Me reveal My heart to you, let Me reveal My will to you.  I have been waiting for this moment to sit with you and dine with you, come My beloved because I first loved you.”

God’s plans for you are beyond your expectations and imaginations, His desire is for you to see all that He has in store for you.  His promises over your life are yes and amen, it is sealed.  The Lord God is revealing new strategies, new ways to accomplish the best results by His divine enablement invested in you for Christ rules in you the hope of glory.

Get ready because it is happening now not tomorrow but now.

 

PRAY FOR GRACE

Oh Lord my God, I ask for Your grace to do all that You have called me to do here on earth for my days are numbered.  I know by faith that I can do all things according to Your will through Christ Jesus, I am not afraid to step out in boldness and confidence of who I am in You.

You have enabled me to keep persevering through the ups and downs of life.  Now I can visualise the great and mighty things You have in store for me from Your perspective.  Open the eyes of my understanding and give me wisdom, knowledge and counsel to make the right decisions at the right time in the right place.

I know that nothing is too difficult for You and with You all things are possible.  Thank You God for it is not by my might or power but Your Spirit that is at work in me.   For this reason I can move from strength to strength and enforce your will here in my life as it has already been established in heaven.   You have given me authority to bind and loose, destroy and build, open and close, whatever I activate here on earth is established in the throne room of God.  I decree and declare let your will be done in my life and marriage oh God.   Your ways are higher than my ways and Your thoughts higher than mine, help me to find strength in You and You alone.  Let no other man, idol, living or dead creature take Your place in my heart .   In Jesus Name Amen

 

His Grace

When I woke up this morning, all I could think about was  God’s divine grace over my life.  The unmerited favour that goes before me to make the crooked path smooth.  I believe strongly that He can do so much more beyond your imagination and comprehension in your life (1 Corinthians 2:9).    Therefore what does His grace mean to you?

His grace to me means that even though I do not deserve all that He has given me, I still have it.   I have divine privileged access to His abundant grace that covers me.  For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favour You will surround him as with a shield Psalm 5:12 NKJV.   Even in my imperfections, brokenness and flaws, I am His righteousness, the righteousness of Christ.  Everything I do is not in my effort but by His might, anointing and Holy Spirit so He carries me through the stormy weather and the turbulent seasons.  When it seems like there is no way He makes a way for me.  

The definition of  grace according to Wikipedia  is  “the love and mercy given to us by God because God desires us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it”.  Furthermore,  It is understood by Christians to be a spontaneous gift from God to mankind – “generous, free and totally unexpected and undeserved” – that takes the form of divine favour, love and clemency.

In my understanding grace is beyond mercy and love.  Therefore there is a great difference between grace and mercy or kindness.  Another word for grace is favour which is widely used and familiar.  Deb Wolf  emphasized more in detail about  the important difference between grace and kindness.

God’s grace has empowered us to do what ordinarily we could not have done.  It’s a supernatural empowerment that keeps you standing in the midst of  it all.  Paul  pleaded with the Lord three times that the thorn in the flesh given to him would depart from him.  It was not specific what the thorn was however the Lord’s reply  was that His grace is enough and sufficient   to see him through.

And the Lord  said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me 2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV.

My declaration to you all is that His grace would empower you to do all things, climb the highest mountains, stand the test of time through Christ who strengthens you.  He has given you the enablement that guarantees your triumphant victory because you are overcomers by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony.

 

So Father we thank You for Your grace that is enough for us through Christ Jesus who has empowered us to stand and rejoice in You that Your name may  be glorified  in the knowledge that trials tribulations produces perseverance, perseverance encourages us to be more Christlike and have hope in You, the author and finisher of our faith.   May Your overflowing spirit of love be poured into our hearts and bring us to a place of complete satisfaction and abundance of your grace.  In Jesus Name Amen

 

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It’s God’s desire for you to live a righteous life and only through His grace that we can attain it.  Psalm 1 gives us some guidelines on reaping the rewards of the righteous one.   How great it is to be blessed, when we have nothing to do with the ungodly.  You do not walk in, nor live in the counsel of the ungodly and  nor stand in the path or even sit  down in the company of the mockers. The amplified specifically breaks the word blessed for a better understanding as to be happy, fortunate, prosperous and enviable.

Blessed (happy, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather. Psalm 1:1 amp

There is no one besides Jesus Christ who is pure and holy .  “Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool Isaiah 1:18.   We are like filthy rags in His presence.

How do you maintain living a righteous life?

The only way to maintain righteousness  is through Christ our saviour for He is the way, the truth and the life.   “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing John 15:5.   Learn to love one another for Christ is love and know Him in spirit and truth (1 John 4:7-9, John 15:7,9,10).  Set and maintain godly standards that requires renewing your mind to the things of God, meditating on the word and dwelling in His presence (Romans 12:2, Psalm 1:2).  He words becomes  part of you, it remains in you and is like a planted seed that grows and yields fruit.    You need to hear from God for directions and wisdom.  When He gives instructions,  walk in obedience with His love abiding in you.  He who does not love does not know God, for God is love 1 John 4:8.

What are the blessings that comes with living a righteous life?

Because we are God’s children you have a covenant with Him.  His promises can never be broken, neither will He change His mind nor lie.  God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. has He said, and will He not do?  Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19.  Once He has made a promise it will definitely come to pass.  I will be focussing on three key points in Psalm 1:3,6.

 He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper Psalm 1:3

For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly shall perish  Psalm 1:6

  1. Fruitfulness: It does not matter what you are going through, He will always be your source of provision.  It does not matter what the economy says whether recession or double deep recession, rain or shine, winter or summer, you shall always bear fruit in and out of season. Because you remained in Him and obeyed His voice, you are blessed in the city, nation and whatever you lay your hands will prosper.
  2.  Satisfaction: Your soul will continually be satisfied because the Lord will keep you permanently at a place of rest and resfreshness (Psalm 63:5). The joy of the Lord will always be your strength and you will experience perfect peace that surpasses all understanding.  Even in the midst of the storm or when you are left with nothing, your mouth will still praise God.  Your lips will be filled with words of expressing His love, gratefulness and thanksgiving.  When it seems like nothing is happening, your trust and dependence will be from Him and your spirit being will be stirred up to worship Him.  He will always make you lie down in green pastures and His rivers of  water  will fill your thirsty spirit, body and soul. The satisfaction comes from within your inner man.
  3. Guidance   He will always watch over you, in your sleep, when you wake up, your going out and your coming in.  He promises never to leave you nor forsake you and He will lead you in the path of righteous (Psalm 23:3).  He will guide every decision you make.   He gives us wisdom to make the right decision and knowledge for better understanding.  It is a blessing to know that our God is there for us in times of troubles, needs, trials and tribulations.
PRAYER
My Lord, the lover of our souls, thank You because You are always there for us even when we have fallen short of Your glory.  Our lips are filled with words of thanksgiving, praises and adoration because You are worthy.  I pray for those in need of Your love, grace, mercies and compassion that You will give them fruitfulness in every area of their lives, satisfaction that surpasses all understanding.  They will know its only You that could have done it.  I pray that You guide and direct their footsteps, be the lamp unto their feet and the light unto their path that will brighten their lives.  I pray that You will give them wisdom and knowledge to make the right decisions.  Through Christ my Lord and Saviour I pray.  Amen

 

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Your grace is enough for me
When the Lord called me,  my imperfection  was placed before Him, “I must be perfect to be accepted” I thought but Your grace is enough for me.  You know what, the Lord used it all for His glory.  Now I am living under His abundant grace.  Now I can boldly day that Your grace is enough for me


But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!  2 Corinthians 12:9 Amp

Though I am not worthy
You chose me and set me apart for your works
Though I do not deserve You
You still loved and accepted me
Though I am not perfect
You made me completely whole through You blood
Your blood that heals, purifies, sanctifies and redeems me
Though I did not work for it
You paid for it on the cross
Lord Jesus Your grace is enough me to carry through
You are more than enough for me Jesus

Though I’m not worthy