God's Grace Provides All We Need!
God's grace provides ALL we have, need or want and through it we are what the
bible says we are.
by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it
is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared
beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Most Christians understand that they could do nothing to earn their salvation. Salvation
is by Grace through Faith. But, many think that having been saved by Grace through Faith
that they have to maintain their salvation by their own efforts; by their good works or
by 'keeping the law'.
This we cannot do! We maintain our position in Christ in the same way that we received
our salvation - By Grace through Faith.
Col 2:6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so
walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were
taught, abounding in thanksgiving.
God's grace is his abundant favour towards us, yes, AND it's also His empowerment which
enables us to do all things through Christ Jesus. Jesus is our grace.
I remember someone saying, "Without Jesus I can do nothing. But fortunately
I am never without Jesus!"
That is so true! But it means that everything in life is done IN Christ.
I thought that was a good motto to keep in mind as we go through our day. Problems
will come and Satan will try to make us lose heart or think that God is not responding
to us but the truth is God always hears. In fact, "Before we call
he answers us" (Isaiah 65:24).
On the cross Jesus said - "It is finished". Everything that
we needed was provided by Jesus in His suffering and His death. Our peace of mind and
mental health was paid for by the torment and torture he suffered willingly for us.
Our physical healing was paid for by the stripes (beating) he took on our behalf.
And, our salvation was paid for, bought by His death on the cross. Jesus did
all that once for all time, past, present and future, and he gives us authority to
claim/command all of them in His name. Paul learned this and was so full of grace that
even an item of clothing taken from his body would transfer the grace to heal to
another person needing healing.
As in Paul, Jesus said we would do even greater things than He did! That is the
power in us all through the grace of Jesus Christ in us, the hope of glory. Available
through faith in the Son of God. Remember Jesus told us that, "As the Father sent Him,
He was sending us.
What a GOOD God He is.
Best wishes for Grace and the Peace of Jesus.