"Let the word of God dwell in you richly."  Colossians 3:16

From Grace to Grace

Grace, the unmerited favor of God, is a powerful force in the life of a believer.  Frequently overlooked or underestimated, believers often think the working of grace is over once we come to Christ.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  The grace of God is a continuous flow of favor and empowerment in the life of the believer.  The key word here is "believer."  Like all the blessings of God, we receive the grace of God by faith.  So then, why is grace so important?  Jesus was able to endure the Cross by grace.  We are saved by grace.  Grace builds us up.  Grace gives us consolation and hope.  God's grace is sufficient to carry us through all the difficulties in life.  God's grace will show us how to do a job we were never trained to do.  When we learn to rest in the grace of God, obeying His will seems almost effortless.  The grace of God will pick us up and carry us through.  In turn, we can minister the grace of God to others -- giving them comfort and hope in troubled times.

The Bible tells us that God's grace is a gift freely given to those who will humble themselves by acknowledging God as their Helper in every area of life.  When we give our hearts and lives to Christ -- grace immediately begins to work on our behalf.  And yet, there are greater degrees of grace available to us.  For example, the word of God tells us that grace is multiplied through the knowledge of God.

2 Peter 1:2-4  Graceand peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of god and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promised. . . NKJV

We can receive grace upon grace!

John 1:16  for out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift. AMP

We can ask for even more grace!

Hebrews 4:15-16  For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.  Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.  NASU

A Prayer for Grace  Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank you for your abounding grace (2 Cor 9:8), your enabling power. Jesus, I acknowledge you now as the Lord and Savior of my life. I can do nothing without you – but, through You – I can do all things! (Phil 4:13) I accept your free gift of grace to help me in every area of my life. (2 Peter 1:2-3) I can't earn Your grace – I simply receive it by faith. (Rom 5:15) Your word tells me that I can come boldly before your throne of grace and ask for help in time of need. (Heb 4:16) I ask for that help now. Strengthen me; empower me to be all I can be for You. By Your grace, I can and will be successful in my family, my work, my ministry, my life. Thank you for great grace. I pray you will also help me to spread Your grace to others. Be glorified in and through my life, I pray in Jesus Name.

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