Father, thank you for the grace you have given unto me to see yet another day in the land of the living in the name of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 13.14 says, “The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Meaning, Benefits and how to receive it
Please sing this hymn with me.
Grace ! ’tis a charming sound,
Harmonious to the ear ;
Heaven with the echo shall resound,
And all the earth shall hear.
Saved by grace alone;
This is all my plea-
Jesus died for all mankind,
And Jesus died for me.
What is GRACE?
Grace is the most important concept in the
Bible, Christianity, and the world.
It is most clearly
expressed in the promises of God revealed in the
Scripture and embodied in Jesus Christ.
Grace is the love of God shown to the unlovely;
the peace of God given to the restless; the
unmerited favor of God shown to the undeserved.
Grace is God reaching downward to people
who are in rebellion against Him.
Grace is an unconditional love towards a person who does not deserve it.
Grace is most needed and best understood in the midst of sin, suffering, and brokenness.
We live in a world of earning, deserving, and merit, and these result in judgment. That is why everyone needs grace.
Judgment kills but grace makes alive.
Grace is the opposite of karma, which is all about getting what you deserve (reaping what you sow). Grace is getting what you don’t deserve.
The Bible teaches that as sinners, what we deserve is death with no hope of resurrection.
Grace is not about us. Grace is fundamentally a word about God: His un-coerced initiative and pervasive, extravagant demonstrations of care and favor.
Grace, is not a thing or substance mediating between God and sinners, but grace is Jesus Christ in redeeming action.
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.”
(Philippians 2:13 NLT)
As Christians, we tend to think about grace when it’s connected to our salvation. But grace is much more than just how we come to Christ. Our entire Christian walk must be fueled by the grace of God.
We can do nothing in Him or for Him that doesn’t ultimately come from His grace.
The Bible says, “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” (Philippians 2:13 NLT).
10 great benefits of grace to our lives:
- We are SAVED by GRACE.
The only way to Heaven is through the doorway of grace.
You can’t earn it.
You can’t work for it.
You can’t buy it (Ephesians 2:8-9).
- We are FORGIVEN by GRACE.
Though we don’t deserve it, God wipes of our sin clean by His grace (Isaiah 43:25).
- We are SUSTAINED by GRACE.
God will never ask you to do anything He doesn’t give you the ability and the power to do. That power and ability is called grace
- We are HEALED by GRACE.
God heals our broken hearts and binds up our wounds even though we don’t deserve it
- We are LIBERATED by GRACE.
Our relationship with Jesus isn’t a bunch of chores to do. Instead it’s about resting in what the Lord has already done. If your Christian life is not a life of resting in Christ, you are already moving into legalism
- We are given TALENTS by GRACE.
God has given each of us the ability to do something well, and we are to use those abilities for Him.
- We are USED by GRACE.
God uses us to fulfill His purposes in this world, not because of anything we have done but simply through His grace. (Ephesians 3:7).
- We are KEPT SAVED by GRACE.
We are not losing our salvation simply because it’s a gift of God and not what we earned. If you could earn it, then you could lose it the moment you stopped earning it (Jude 1:24).
- We are TRANSFORMED by GRACE.
Through His grace, God makes us new through the renewing of our mind (Romans 12:2).
- We are MATURED by GRACE.
God’s work of making us more like Jesus happens not because we earned it or by our own efforts but by the grace of God.
(2 Peter 3:18).
God’s grace is real and powerful in our lives.
“For the law was given through Moses, but God’s unfailing love and faithfulness came through Jesus Christ.”
(John 1:17 NLT)
You may have wondered how you can receive that grace in your life.
It would be tragic to discover all God wants to do in your life through His grace yet never accept it in your lifetime.
How do you receive the grace of God in your life?
The Bible gives an easy, three-word answer the above question:
BY TRUSTING CHRIST (BTC).
God’s grace is entirely wrapped up in the personality of Jesus.
You can’t get it through religion or ritual.
You can’t get it by following the rules.
You can ONLY get it through JESUS CHRIST.
God’s grace is free. You simply need to accept it.
But let it be very clear to you: God’s grace is not cheap. It cost Jesus His life.
Grace is the most expensive commodity in the world we are. Jesus died on the cross to pay for it.
Jesus’ death on the cross accomplished three things in our lives:
- It paid the PENALTY for our sins.
Someone had to pay for the penalty for our sin. If you have a relationship with Jesus, He has taken care of your penalty.
- It broke the POWER of our sins.
Jesus’ death on the cross gives us the power to change the negative habits, hurts, and hang ups that derail our lives.
- It obliterates the PRESENCE of sin
One day all who follow Jesus on earth will go to Heaven, where there won’t be any sin.
The costly grace God offers will change everything about your life in Jesus name .
“And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’ Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
(2 Corinthians 12:9 NASB)
Do you want to enjoy the
made available to you through the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, then you JUST have to ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST as your Lord and personal Savior now.
Father, let your grace be sufficient for me in every aspect of my life in Jesus name.
Pray your own personal prayers for as long as you want and you can afford.
In Jesus name we pray.
Once again, good morning brethren. Have a wonderful day in Jesus name.