I am writing this to share with you my thoughts about the message of grace. At times, the lessons that God wants to give us seem to be obscured or buried by the trials of life. Often we find ourselves responding to the things that we don’t want to experience. Today, grace seems to be a word that is a word with little power and meaning. Yet it is there if you want to know what “Grace” is for you.
Do you “wear the message of grace”? Do you find yourself doing “a good work in it” each day? Is your day filled with blessing and blessings? Or do you still “wear the message of Grace”?
Message of Grace
Many Christians understand “GRACE”, but they feel “she” instead of “God”. When we feel “past grace”, it is because we are living our life without God’s empowerment and His grace. Then when bad things happen in our lives, we conclude that God is to blame or He doesn’t allow good things to come into our life.
Let us keep ” Wearin’ the Message of Grace” all the time. We will never cease from “hearing the message of grace”. It will only grow from us as we live daily for Him. What we plan to do today or yesterday will be “wearin’ the message” of His grace. This is not the work of chance, or fate, or luck, or any other expectation. “E clement (it is) a reed; grows (inevitably) in strength” Isaiah 5:4. This message is a powerful thing, it is ” Steadfast” Isaiah 55:8.
In Romans 12:4-9 and 1 Corinthians 15:2-3, we see that God expects us to bring to the obedience quality of “Use where ye will”. Grace is given to us through our disobedience, discipline, and mainly through our obedience to the word of God. He knows us and loves us for who we are, not what we do.
Grace is a “Simple diligence”. A simple faith and hope word. It is the gift of God that there is much to do and little to be done. Grace is our power and all the material things we possess are just tools that we use to get the job done. We can use grace to believe that God can defeat us anytime, anywhere, and anywhere in ways that we cannot imagine.
Grace is the “Sole strength”, Jesus said in John 5:39. With the grace of God and the love of God we are victorious in Christ. The gospel message has been published to all creation so we have the grace of God and the love of God to share with others. The grace and love of God is Carry-All. The grace and love of God is the total package. The gospel message is the gospel package.
Grace is our passport to the “I AM” Presence of Christ in our everyday walk. Grace allows us to believe that the gospel message is really God’s message to us. Jesus said in John 10:10 that the thief [Satan] comes to steal, kill and destroy. “But because of your faith, and that ye have hirded on the grace of God, and the love of God which is ours in Christ Jesus, unto you be the dominion of God in the earth”.
No Satan can triumph over God’s will that is expressed in the gospel message. Satan has no power over it. God’s word declare that Jesus is Lord. He has no power over it. The devil might be the head of the serpent but the root of the serpent is in the woman, in her pain and suffering. Satan could not succeed if God His son, Jesus Christ had not taken all our pain and suffering for us.
And if Christ has taken all our pain and suffering, then Satan has lost his power to cause suffering.
With the grace and mercy of God, as Peter said in 2 Peter 1:8 – “By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in MEMORY what I preached unto you, keeping of the commandments of the Lord blameless”.
True godly sorrow works repentance. Here is a scripture that stresses and defines the relationship between godly sorrow and repentance: Rom. 12:4 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarded of them that diligently seek him”.
Here is another definition or definition of repentance: – to be sorry or sacredly afraid for the opposite: to be sorry for one’s past sins, or a means of paying due penitence or satisfaction. A person who is truly sorry for sins is a person who will tremble in fear and guilt and fail to move from that state.