These few days I have been thinking about grace. In the bible it said, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Everyday of my life, I was thinking how much grace I have receive from God or rather how much grace I have seen in my life. God’s grace gives us encouragement, comfort and peace but I seldom see the grace of God can greatly manifest His strength and the power of healing to all the problems and situations.
God’s grace is gives us a lot comfort, but it is even more greater than we imagined as the scriptures I have mentioned above, it is ‘Christ’s power’ made perfect in our weakness and so may ‘REST’ on us.
So we all need God’s grace so much…
~ Grace is given by God, it is not bought in the market but through the cross of Jesus Christ.
~ God’s grace is given to heal the spiritual sick.
~ God’s grace is bestow benefit upon the undeserving.
~ God’s grace can pardon our ungodliness and justify us with Christ’s righteousness.
~ God’s grace can put the Spirit of Jesus Christ within us; it can help us when we are down; it can heal us when we are wounded; it can multiply pardons, as we through our multiply transgressions.
~ When abounding by the grace of God is the hope of mankind.
~ In the need of God’s presence of every passing hour, the grace of God can foil the temper’s power.
And many more grace….
When I was trouble and feeling accuse by all these mistakes I have made, it was all because I did not rely much on God’s grace, not relying on His Holy Spirit but on my own. Who has never make mistakes? It is because we make too much mistake that we need His grace so much. So when I have said the wrong things or made any mistakes, there is God’s grace in it. In His grace, it leads us to deeper wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of His truth.
Therefore once again, I have to turn back to His grace, depend on God alone again, to know Him more again and again and again…and the grace of God that gives wisdom and knowledge will come and teach me to live life full of God’s works through me with all my conditions.
So in 2 Peter 3:17-18, "Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen."
There are two quotes which I would like to share with you.
“A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart.”
-Charles G. Finney (1792-1875)
“ God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that can be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other”
-Reinhold Niebuhr (American theologian, 1892-1971)
With all the grace of God, we inherit the divine nature of God that He appoints our graces to be nurses to other men’s weaknesses so as to fulfilled the purpose of God’s kingdom.
Until now, I am still confirming more to rely on the Lord Jesus Christ who shows His love, forgiveness, and empower His child with His great grace of the Cross. Hope through all the mistakes I am going through, I may learn and continue to discover the Immanuel God who gives grace in my daily life and be use for His kingdom.
“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. “
Here is a hymn I would like to share with you. I really love the lyrics and one of it is said, His grace is giveth again and again and again… Indeed, God’s grace is unlimited, unconditional and was given again and again till we see Him again.
He giveth more grace
When the burdens grow greater,
He sendeth more strength
When the labours increase.
To added affliction
He addeth His mercy,
To multiplied trials, His multiplied peace.
His love has no limit,
His grace has no measure,
His pow’r has no boundary
Known unto men;
For out of His infinite riches in Jesus,
He giveth, and giveth,
And giveth again!
When we have exhausted
Our store of endurance,
When our strength has failed
Ere’ the day is half done,
When we reach the end of our
Our Father’s full giving is only begun.
"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."
1 Peter 5:10