GRACE is available to all of us for the taking.
I use the word taking because I am purposefully implying that there is something we need to do to partake in it. Just to clarify we do not have to earn it, it’s a gift free for us to partake in. It is a gift that is freely given to us. But just like the shiny new debit card I got today in the mail GRACE needs to be activated in order to draw on the account that is associated with it.
Triggering GRACE is not about work but access.
One of the things that is extremely powerful, life transforming and at our ready is our mouth. With our mouth we produce words, words that either kill or give life (Prov. 18:21) Words are meant to spoken, heard, read, and sung. The dynamic ability of words, that produce life, will renew your mind. It’s that power that will activate grace in your life. Speaking draws on the account that is laid up for you. Scriptures are a good place to start when looking for words to speak. Let’s go back to the one we have being looking at this first week of 31 days.
““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.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) or in other words…“God’s empowering presence, enabling me to be who I was created to be, and to do what I have called to do, is enough to meet the needs of ___________________________.”
Sometimes you have to speak it even when you don’t believe it. Sometimes you have to speak it even when your circumstance seems impossible.
As you speak you hear the words. As you hear the words they get planted in your heart. If you hear something long enough you will eventually believe it. As the words are planted in your heart you will speak it (yes, again), almost as if it second nature this time, because everything flows from it. (Prov. 4:23)
Once you believe it you are then using your faith and that’s something God can work with!
Day 5: Humbling Grace
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