07 Mar Grace
Grace is God’s ability to help you to do something that you are not able to do yourself with your own strength and ability.
We need God’s grace.
This story is about an American evangelist who visited Sulawesi, Indonesia for a healing crusade. For whatever reason, during one of the crusade they did not have an interpreter. This evangelist then asked a young man who was happened to be there to translate for him, apparently this man had been very responsive to the preaching during the previous crusades with “Yes” and “Amen”. But this young man did not really understand a word of English, because of the desperate situation he reluctantly agreed. The evangelist preached and the young man started to translate. When the evangelist waved, he waved. When the evangelist raised his voice, he also raised his voice. In the end, many people comes to Christ and many received healing. The evangelist thanked the young man, but later found out that this young has been preaching his own sermon because he did not understand a word of English. People still come to Christ. This is grace!
With God’s grace we are going to enjoy the journey and not dreading it anymore. Do you know we should be enjoying our journey here on earth as it is in heaven? Ask for God’s grace in your life. Ask for His grace for your weaknesses. You may be struggling with sin, but with God’s grace sin no longer has power in your life.
As believers, we need to confess the Word of God again and again, when we stop doing this and stop reading the Word of God, we are in actual fact opening the door for sin to come in and take over our lives. There is power words, whether words from believers or non-believers.
God has both perfect will and permissive will for us. Through our persistence, though not the best, God may grant us our wish through His permissive will. It is better for us to ask for God’s perfect will instead of getting what we want.
Remember that God’s grace is made available to all of you.
Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
2 Corinthians 3:7-9
“Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness!”
We are no longer living under the law, but we are under God’s grace. We are living under the dispensation of grace that is more glorious than the dispensation of the law.
The devil wants us to live under condemnation, not grace. Grace does not wait for us to first live a righteous life first. Live under the grace of God, not the law for the law condemns and kills.