Love you all, praying for you!
Praying for you today – for Grace and Peace. What if you had Grace? You definitely have it, but what if you had more? Praise God – He gives grace to the humble, and He gives more grace. He gives grace to stand in, and grace to walk in. Just because you’re standing in it, doesn’t mean you are walking in it. (Similar to wisdom, Solomon had it, but didn’t walk in it.) Praying for you for more and more grace that you walk in. If you’re walking in His grace, you need less mercy – less forgiveness. If you have grace, you also have peace. The grace you are standing in, is Salvation, the grace available to walk in – is Victory – Overcoming! Not just victory over sin, but over distraction, mis-direction, wasted time doing any thing He has not called you to do. God revealed something that I have added to my long term Prayer Request section in my PiVAT Prayer List. “God help me turn from everything you did not tell me to do in this hour." Grace to say no, not only to obvious sin, but even to doing ‘less than’ things, than what He wants for you. His Grace is what gave you the gifts that empower your calling and anointing. Ephesians 4:7 - But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. And Romans 12:6 - We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. That’s Grace to do what He’s called you to do, not merely grace to leave sin behind. You can choose to walk in that grace, and you can choose to forfeit it. Praying that you will always choose it and always walk in it.
Praying that you will be faithful in PiVAT before dinner – and throughout the day. It’s where he gives you the plans for the good that He has for you each day. He will give you Grace to walk in it! Ask God to confirm what He told you last night before dinner. And throughout the day as the Holy Spirit leads you – by submitting to Him and His plans at His time, it demonstrates the humility that brings more Grace. Praying that you would be faithful in PRISM all day today – that you would keep coming back to His Word – To Praise, Read, Receive Insight, Study, and Meditate on it. So you know the grace that He has for you. What if you had more grace? You’re standing in it if you have placed your faith in Jesus death in your place for your sins, they are washed into the sea of forgetfulness, you are a new creature – identified in Him. The devil can never take away your salvation – no principality or power can. But what if you also had grace to walk in! What if the unlimited power of our LORD Jesus Christ, that’s yours to walk in - you were walking in it? What would life look like? Victory after Victory, fruit and harvest, after fruit and harvest. And peace! - complete well-being and rest in body, soul, spirit, life, relationships – everything.
What is Grace? And why do you need it? Grace is undeserved favor, and unlimited power. You’re saved by Grace, and you say “No” by Grace. Ephesians 2:8-9 - For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God. It's not the result of anything you've done, so no one can brag about it. That’s the grace that saved you. It’s the grace that raised Christ from the dead and it’s the grace that raised you from the dead. You now live in new life in Christ! Colossians 1:3 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of the Son that He loves. That’s both undeserved favor, and unlimited power. You certainly didn’t deserve for Jesus to die for your sins. They weren't His own, He didn’t have any. He took your sins upon himself, and died in your place so that you could live forever in Heaven with God, not forever separate from him in the lake of fire. What kind of power would that take? Way more powerful than a locomotive! That’s undeserved favor and unlimited power – for Salvation. That unmerited favor included His loving kindness towards you - Romans 2:4 - Don’t you see how wonderfully kind, tolerant, and patient God is with you? Does this mean nothing to you? Can’t you see that his kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? Praise God that was the grace, the favor and kindness and power that saved you - that’s the grace in which you stand. Romans 5:1-2 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
But then besides that - there’s more grace! The grace God gives you to walk in. James 4:6-7 - But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows grace to the humble." Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. And how do you resist the devil so he flees? - By Grace - that gift of God, not by your own strength. Titus 2:11-12 - For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age. This is the grace - not just that you stand in, but that you walk in. It helps you say no to the sin that you were once slave to, but not anymore! And it gives you grace to say NO to everything He didn’t call you to do today, or think about today, so you can DO everything that He has called you to do (today, and every day!) Romans 1:6 - Through him we received grace and a commission as an apostle to bring about faithful obedience among all the gentiles for the sake of his name. It clearly wasn’t Paul – because he was an apostle, that brought obedience among the people of all nations. It was God’s Grace that brings our life obedience – like Jesus lived. Not just to say no to sin, but to say yes, and do – everything God tells you to do. PiVAT lets you ask and receive the plans God has for you for tomorrow. But you cannot do them on your own. It’s what He gives you grace for - the grace to do! Romans 1:6-7 - And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ. (If you belong to Jesus – you live like He did – He did everything He Heavenly Father told him to do.) Verse 7 - I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. God gives grace so we can live our lives like Jesus did, and peace comes with it!
Praying that you will humble yourselves, so you get more and more of this grace – so you don’t just stand in it, you walk in it! James 4:6 - But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows graces to the humble." I Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, then, under God's mighty hand, so that he will exalt you in his own good time. Praying for you for more and more grace. Praying that you will ask for it, humble yourself, know for sure that you are standing in it – through what Christ did, and that you can get more of it. So not only will you choose that Grace to say no to anything less than He has for you, but that you will use that grace (that unmerited favor and unlimited power) so you walk in complete victory in everything that He has for you today. And just so you know. His Grace is more than you need. It’s more than enough! 2 Corinthians 12:9 - But he said to me, "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. Don’t worry about your weakness, just walk in the Grace He provides! It’s more than enough.
Love you all,
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