Grace Upon Grace
By Margaret D. Mitchell
Week of August 15, 2021
A while in the past, throughout quiet time, our Lord revealed to me that He’s pouring out His grace on these of us who prioritize His Spirit of Grace first—not solely in our hearts, but in addition with reference to our time and duties.
It’s really easy to select up our to-do lists first, however God wishes to take us past our objectives and accomplishments. He wishes to breath on our day by day lives to lighten our load and assist us transfer ahead with Him in greatness by His Spirit.
Romans 8:6 TPT reminds us that “… the sense and cause of the flesh is dying, however the mind-set managed by the Spirit finds life and peace.”
So, as we belief the Spirit of Grace and relinquish the dis-grace of our personal priorities, we are able to obtain extra of His grace-power.
Psalm 73:26 TPT is fast to remind us of Him as our energy supply by saying, “Lord, so many occasions I fail; I fall into shame. However once I belief in you, I’ve a robust and wonderful presence defending and anointing me. Eternally you’re all I would like!”
Right here’s one thing else to bear in mind: Since one of many definitions of grace is “ease” (Sturdy’s #5543), once we really feel uneasy about one thing, it might very effectively be that God’s grace is lifting off of that one thing and onto one thing else. On this method, He’ll invite us to belief Him and transfer ahead with Him, not wanting us to overlook His finest.
When confronted with this sort of transition, and we really feel unsure as as to if it is God or the enemy and even us, we are able to lay the difficulty on the altar, and ask our Lord to make it crystal clear.
Simply a few weeks in the past, I woke up to obtain instant, particular instruction from Holy Spirit concerning three issues I had been praying about. God made it very clear to me that He had a greater match for me in every of those three conditions and He revealed subsequent steps.
That is a method that we abide in Him throughout transitions.
In these conditions, I’ve realized that any dis-appointments will fall away to divine appointments of future once we obey Him; and the shame of lesser issues will give option to His grace of ample life.
We are able to select to carry onto John 1:16 NLT, which says, “From His abundance we have now all obtained one gracious blessing after one other.”
Obedience to His Spirit allows God’s radiance in us to shine brighter. Obedient lovers of God will turn out to be extra of a mirrored image of Him to make a fair larger mark with Him for Kingdom’s sake.
So, as we select to come back more and more into His gentle, God can speed up us (Eph 2:7).
Throughout moments of God’s gracious outpouring, He could make it as simple as 1-2-Three for us once we yield to Him (1 Peter 1:23). We are able to expertise larger peace and develop underneath His refuge as we style and see that our Lord is nice in new methods to us (Ps 34:8).
Many have already moved on from former issues into the awestruck surprise of God’s grace-power. They’re realizing the beginnings of His greater life for them.
Some are even now coming into the “By no means have I ever” part. It is a Phrase phrase our Lord revealed to me very just lately that describes pinnacles of His goodness. He’s bringing His lovers into moments, conditions and issues which can be brand-new-to-us, first-time-ever, distinctive, serendipitous, and delightful (as in, appropriately and completely becoming; beautiful). Experiences of the goodness of God that may cease us in our tracks, go away us in awestruck-wonder, considering and saying, “By no means have I ever!” This implies locations, alternatives, and issues, which we’ll know solely God led us to obtain. This consists of items which can be a part of His preparation to construct us for our promised larger blessings simply forward, particularly within the subsequent 4 years.
Many are within the place of Amos 9:13-15 MSG, which says, “‘Sure certainly, it gained’t be lengthy now.’ God’s Decree. ‘Issues are going to occur so quick your head will swim, one factor quick on the heels of the opposite. You gained’t have the ability to sustain. Every thing will likely be occurring directly—and all over the place you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills. I’ll make every part proper once more for my individuals Israel: They’ll rebuild their ruined cities. They’ll plant vineyards and drink good wine…’ God, your God, says so.”
So, associates, let’s proceed to placed on His new nature as He grows us upward. Let’s bear in mind Ephesians 4:23-25 AMPC, which says, “And be continuously renewed within the spirit of your thoughts [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], And placed on the brand new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s picture, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.”
In our dependence on Him, let’s mirror His energy of grace wherever He guides (Ps 84:7).
Pray with me if you’ll…
Thank You that You and Your grace are sufficient (Jn 1:16).
Thank You for serving to me stroll out Philippians 3:12-14 TPT, which says, “…I run with ardour into His abundance in order that I could attain the aim for which Christ Jesus laid maintain of me to make me His personal. I don’t rely by myself energy to perform this; nonetheless, I do have one compelling focus: I overlook all the previous as I fasten my coronary heart to the long run as a substitute. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly purpose and gaining the victory prize by means of the anointing of Jesus.”
“Now all glory to” You, Lord, “who is in a position, by means of his mighty energy at work inside us, to perform infinitely greater than we’d ask or assume” (Eph 3:20 NLT).
In Jesus’ Mighty Identify.
Margaret D. Mitchell is the Founding father of God’s Love at Work, a market outreach purposed to share God’s best energy supply – the love of Christ.