All the glory must be to the Lord, for He is worthy of our praise, no man on earth shall be glory to himself, all the glory must be to you Lord. Unto the Lord be the glory great things He has done, 2x. Great things He has done, greater things He will do. Unto the Lord be the glory, great things He has done. Let the living water flow over my soul, let the Holy Spirit come and take control of every situation that troubles my heart all my cares and burden unto Thee I come.
O Lord my God, we say thank You for another wonderful opportunity to read Your Word and hear You speak to our heart. We are grateful for your loving kindness towards us. The gift of life and vitality, we are most grateful Lord for your thoughts towards us is wonderful, powerful and full of glory. Praise be to Your Holy Name forever. Amen!
Beloved, I hope this living water is flowing on your soul right now? Jesus, our fountain is passing your way today, He is coming with power, with healing, breakthroughs, with deliverances and exceeding grace to endow you afresh, do not miss the opportunity.
Gradually, our exposition on grace is taking root deeper and deeper every day. Am very sure someone is blessed, for the grace made available for me at this time is overwhelming and I owe everything to our God the Maker and the Protector of His own children, I know someone is saying same right away.
By Divine agenda, the work of grace is inexhaustible in the life of a child of God. It is in itself Christ in us. Without grace truly no man can please God, our righteousness is like a flirty rags, we cannot live out salvation by own power, neither will we please God by our works expect by grace a man despair, come along as we dig deeper into this profound topic before us:
Unless We Daily Experience God’s Grace, We Will Despair!
Paul admonished Timothy to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus,” knowing that without a profound awareness of His grace he, like the rest of us, would despair of the Christian life. (2 Timothy 2:1)
Recently, upon completing a lovely meal with friends, my host unleashed a hostile barrage of superlatives on the waitress in challenging the billing. After he had vented his spleen, the waitress graciously went over the bill, pointing out the fact that it was indeed correct.
Inwardly I could identify with my host, recollecting times I had decimated others, only to be proven wrong. The host, however is a relatively new believer, and is therefore more easily excused than I.
Without a profound awareness of His grace, both he and I would despair of the Christian life!
Just this morning I awoke in a sweat, as the air conditioning in my hotel room wasn’t working correctly. So I called down to the desk,
“No! Don‘t send the technician up to my room. The problem is in the central cooling unit!“
Soon, however, a technician gently knocked on the door, smiled, went over to the wall and adjusted the thermostat. And quietly departed.
I tell you, without a profound awareness of His grace, I would despair of the Christian life!
Certainly His grace gives us no license to sin nor an excuse for our vile behavior:
But we do need to find hope in the fact that “there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus,” or we will, in our wretchedness despair of the Christian life. (Romans 8:1a)
In our walk with Christ, our goal is to learn how to live in His presence on a moment-by-moment basis. But until we have mastered the art, let’s keep in mind the fact that we have One who pleads our cause before the Father:
“I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have One who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” (1 John 2:1)
And that is the grace of God!
Awesome! my beloved, awesome I tell you. Without grace we will not please God. Before now, we are living contrary to God directives and commandment but by grace you are save least any should boost (Eph 2:7-9). Brethren, can you recall those areas in your life that have overcome and when you see others doing same mistake you made before grace was made available to you, you feel holier than God? Instead of empathizing; you condemn.
I want you to take out time and reflect over those area that you are yet to overcome in your walk with Christ then will you understand what am writing to you now. Is possible by the grace of God you have overcome such things like lying, stealing, covetousness, my beloved what about anger, strife, unforgiveness, pride and such likes that you are yet to overcome (1Cor 6:11).
That is why God told us to judge not even to that villain you know till the end of all things. Why? You were once like that before “Mercy” found you, saved you and “Grace” was made available for you (Matt 7:1; Lk 6:37). It does not therefore mean that we should go on in sin that grace will abound, but we must able to restore another who sin among us with gentle spirit or spirit of love or meekness (Gal 6:1).
Beloved, it is no gainsay that without grace man despairs. Pride goes before fall (Prov 16:18). Without grace you will live abominable before God (Prov 8:13; 11:2; 14:3):
“Howbeit, in the business of the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that He might know all that was in his heart.” 2Chronicles 32:31
Hezekiah was growing so inwardly great, and priding himself so much upon the favour of God, that self-righteousness crept in, and through his carnal security, the grace of God was for a time, in its more active operations, withdrawn.
Here is quite enough to account with the Babylonians; for if the grace of God should leave the best Christian, there is enough of sin in his heart to make him the worst of transgressors. If left to yourselves, you who are warmest for Christ would cool down like Laodicea into sickening lukewarmness: you who are sound in the faith would be white with the leprosy of false doctrine; you who now walk before the Lord in excellency and integrity would reel to and fro, and stagger with a drunkenness of evil passion.
Like the moon, we borrow our light; bright as we are when grace shines on us, we are darkness itself when the Sun of Righteousness withdraws Himself. Therefore let us cry to God never to leave us. “Lord, take not thy Holy Spirit from us! Withdraw not from us Thine indwelling grace! Hast Thou not said, ‘I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day’?
Lord, keep us everywhere. Keep us when in the valley, that we murmur not against Thy humbling hand; keep us when on the mountain, that we wax not giddy through being lifted up; keep us in youth, when our passions are strong; keep us in old age, when becoming conceited of our wisdom, we may therefore prove greater fools than the young and giddy; keep us when we come to die, lest, at the very last, we should deny Thee!
Keep us living, keep us dying, keep us laboring, keep us suffering, keep us fighting, keep us resting, keep us everywhere, for everywhere we need Thee, O our God!”
Keep us O Lord least we sin against Thee, we pray in Jesus Name! Amen. Beloved let us examine ourselves daily least any pride be seen in us. Uproot it before it destroys you (Jer 48:29; Jer 49:16; Ezek 33:28; Dan 4:37; Exo 10:3; Deut 8:14).
The grace to live daily grant unto your children least we despair, O Lord! (2 Cor 7:1; 1 Cor 1:5).
Remain blessed in the Lord.