Monday, September 13, 2010

Be grateful for God's Grace

There is nothing we can do nor is there any great amount of labor that can make anything grow without the grace of God. Believe in the faithfulness and goodness of God in every part of your life.

We can work and work and work until our fingers fall off. But without God in the picture, there is nothing your labor can bring about. In 1 Corinthians 3:1-11, Paul does an awesome job of telling this. God is the only thing that can make our work grow. There is nothing we can do or anything we have done that can enable growth in our lives without the grace of God. At times we let our prideful nature overrule our faith in God. We have a tendency to want to invite God in certain parts of lives. This is where we fail. Paul argues in Rom 11:6. If man could merit salvation, God's grace would not be necessary. Life doesn't work like that period. God's grace is such a necessary and beautiful part of our lives. Think of that feeling you get when you've worked for something tirelessly and cried hopelessly only to come up with nothing. Then when you are ready to give up on the situation, the situation corrects itself completely. You can't stop smiling when you look back at where you were. The situation didn't just work itself out. That is the feeling of the Grace of God. That is how the grace of God works. Not just to show up when things are bad, absolutely not. The Grace of God is part of God's character. "But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them; and often He restrained His anger, and did not arouse all His wrath "(Psalm 78:38). God is compassionate to our desires and our wants. He forgives us despite the depth of our sins. We need to believe in the faithfulness of God but that means being faithful to God ourselves. We need to have faith that God will bless our lives and the courage to stand for him everyday despite what the world may say. Stand for God every day. I hope that you have received Christ in your life already. God's grace is a gift and he wants you to share in this gift. Let God rule over your life and allow his Grace to be a part of your life every day. Thank him for this abundant grace which God is blessing you with every day...Be Blessed...

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