Archive for the ‘Grace’ Category

Living Faith in Christ

January 13, 2016

Ephesians 2:4-10 NASB … But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

  • NLT … For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

James 2:26 AMPC … As the human body apart from the spirit is lifeless, so faith apart from [its] works of obedience is also dead.

Good works of obedience to the Spirit
Are evidence of a living faith in Christ Jesus …

Lord let us be obedient to the leading of your Holy Spirit. Thank You that as we let you accomplish Your work within us, Your fruit will become evident in our lives.

Galatians 5:22-26 AMPC … But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, 23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus (the Messiah) have crucified the flesh (the godless human nature) with its passions and appetites and desires.
25 If we live by the [Holy] Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. [If by the Holy Spirit we have our life in God, let us go forward walking in line, our conduct controlled by the Spirit.]
26 Let us not become vainglorious and self-conceited, competitive and challenging and provoking and irritating to one another, envying and being jealous of one another.

Good works of obedience to the Spirit
Are evidence of a living faith in Christ Jesus
Fruit showing who you belong to 
Jn 15:8
They shine
Displaying the riches of  His grace, mercy & love –Eph 2:4-10
Glorifying our Father in heaven.

John 15:4, 8 AMPC … Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. …
… 8 When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.

Lord Jesus, help us abide vitally united to You. Thank You that as we do this, much fruit will be revealed, showing us to be Your workmanship. We desire to shine displaying the riches of Your grace, mercy & love glorifying our Father.

Matthew 5:14-16 NASB … You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

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Steadfast Heart

August 20, 2015

Luke 8:15 AMP
But as for that [seed] in the good soil, these are [the people] who, hearing the Word, hold it fast in a just (noble, virtuous) and worthy heart, and steadily bring forth fruit with patience.

From ODB – What Kind Of Soil Are You?

Lord, I would be soil in which You can plant
Your Word with its promise of fruit;
I want to be open to You every day,
So what You have planted takes root. —Hess

1 Corinthians 15:58 AMP
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].
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Lord Jesus, help me to have a steadfast, immovable heart, to hear, plant and keep Your word with patience. Let Your word take root in my heart and bring forth much fruit honoring and  glorifying the Father. Amen.

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John 15:4-5, 8 AMP
Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me. 5 I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing. 

When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.

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Psalm 112:7 AMP
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firmly fixed{steadfast}, trusting (leaning on and being confident) in the Lord.

Thank You Lord Jesus that when our hearts are firmly fixed/steadfast, trusting in You – we will not be afraid! Keep our hearts fixed on You – Jesus Christ our Rock. Amen.

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Isaiah 26;3 AMP
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You{steadfast}, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. 4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

Thank You Lord Jesus, that when our hearts are steadfast/fixed on You, we are held close to Your heart in perfect peace. Help us to trust You – our everlasting Rock! Amen.

Related:
Good Soil = Good Heart = Good Fruit{blog}

Reliance Upon the Spirit

March 6, 2015

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 NASB
Paul’s Reliance upon the Spirit

1 And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. 2 For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. 3 I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, 4 and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God.

2 Corinthians 12:9 NASB
9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
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Lord Jesus, help me to rely on Your wisdom, strength and power and not my own. Thank You that my strength is made perfect in my weakness through Your grace.

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Thank You Lord Jesus that faith does not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. Allow Your message to be heard through a demonstration of the Spirit’s power. In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

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Thank You Lord that faith does not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. Allow Your message to be heard through a demonstration of the Spirit’s power. Lord, send someone to _____ to be Your witness, open his/her heart, eyes, ears… that to find salvation in You, our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Related:
Reliance Upon the Spirit{blog}

At the Feet of Jesus

August 14, 2013

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Hebrews 4:16 … Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

At the Feet of Jesus

At the feet of Jesus
Mercy and grace
Help in time of need …

Psalm 28:7 AMP … The Lord is my Strength and my [impenetrable] Shield; my heart trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped; therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song will I praise Him. 

Also fullness of joy
At the feet of Jesus
In His presence
Joy everlasting!

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Taste and SEE -Ps 34:8
Linger at Jesus’ feet!

Psalm 16:11 AMP … You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy, at Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. 

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Thank You Lord for Your great mercy, grace and love. Help each of us come with confidence before Your throne and linger at Jesus’ feet. Thank You that as we come before You we’ll experience the joy of Jesus Christ. Let each of our hearts sing for joy today & always! In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 5:11 … But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. 

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Related:
At the Feet of Jesus

His Grace Flows Down

July 3, 2013

Philemon 1:25 AMP … The grace (blessing and favor) of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) be with your spirit. Amen (so be it).

Philippians 4:23 AMP … The grace (spiritual favor and blessing) of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) be with your spirit. Amen (so be it).
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May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit TODAY and always! Amen.

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The amazing grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ now flowing down. TODAY, may you experience this grace in wonder and awe!

Psalm 84:11The LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD bestows grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

1 Samuel 1:18 AMP … Hannah said, Let your handmaid find grace in your sight. So [she] went her way and ate, her countenance no longer sad.

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Thank You Lord Jesus that You bestow grace and glory. Please help me to walk uprightly and find grace in Your sight.

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TODAY, may you find grace in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ. May He be your sun and shield; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly!

Related:
His Grace Flows Down

Evident Gentleness

December 23, 2012

Matthew 11:29 AMP … Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

Galatians 5:22-23 AMP … But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].

1 Peter 3:3-4 AMP … Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.rt

Philippians 4:5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

Praise You Lord Jesus for Your gentle and humble heart. Help me to learn from You. Let me be open to the working of Your Holy Spirit in my heart. Let the gentleness of Your Spirit in me be evident to all. Let my heart be humble. Thank You Lord Jesus that You are near and give Your grace to the humble! -Ja 4:6

Abound in Hope

April 8, 2012

Romans 15:13 AMP … Now May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.

Philippians 4:23 AMP … The grace (spiritual favor and blessing) of the Lord Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) be with your spirit. Amen (so be it).

Grace and Peace to You

September 21, 2011

Colossians 1:2 NKJV … Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:2 NLT … May grace and peace be yours, sent to you from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Peter 1:2 NET … May grace and peace be lavished on you as you grow in the rich knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord!

BBE … May grace and peace ever be increasing in you, in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord

NRSV … May grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

NKJV … May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

1 Peter 1:2 NET … May grace and peace be yours in full measure{be multiplied to you}!

1 Timothy 1:2 NLT … May God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.

Titus 1:4 NKJV … Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.
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Lord, let us experience the grace and peace that comes only from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You that Your grace and peace are always available to each of us.

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His Grace Flows Down{blog}

Grace and Peace-Roses

September 9, 2011

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His Grace Flows Down

His Grace Abounds!

July 4, 2010

Praise the Lord! He is faithful!

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His Grace Abounds!
Karen Holland … 8-30-06

Grace, grace, God’s beautiful grace,
Marvelous, infinite, unending grace,
Eternal, His grace beyond compare.

His love has no limit, His grace has no measure,
His power has no known bounds.
Grace, at the feet of Jesus, again and again can be found.
Grace from the mighty cross flows,
A crimson tide to wash you white as snow.
At the foot of the cross, bow.
Kneel at the feet of Jesus where grace abounds,
Where His glorious riches can be found.

Grace, grace, God’s beautiful grace,
Marvelous, infinite, unending grace,
Eternal, His grace beyond compare.
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God’s heart is always overflowing with grace.

2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound to you,
so that in all things at all times,
having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

Ephesians 1:7
In Him we have redemption . . . according to the riches of His grace.

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Thank You Lord for Your ‘abounding’ grace, that it has no measure. Help us each to share this grace of Jesus Christ with others. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with each of us today & always.

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His Grace Flows Down