Grace For The Journey
The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:1,“Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:1). The is a grace that is unending and inexhaustible. The grace you need for every aspect of life without measure because it flows from within the Master. Like a fountain, grace flows from the Lord Jesus to His people in abundant supplies.
- Grace to recapture your heart.
- Grace to renew your mind.
- Grace to restore your soul.
- Grace to rehabilitate your marriage.
- Grace to resurrect your parent/child relationship.
- Grace to refresh your single life.
- Grace to restart your ministry for the Lord.
And this grace is poured out on every blood-bought child of God regardless of the station in life for two reasons …
God’s everlasting glory;
And your eternal good.
You see, grace does more than give eternal life. It gives “every day” life and it gives it in abundant supply. Moment by moment, God has given you all the grace you need to do all He is calling you to be and do. Yet many Christians forsake the grace of God and instead choose to live lives built upon the twin pillars of self-confidence and self-sufficiency. Self-confidence is really no confidence at all. Self-sufficiency is really not sufficient. These are enemies of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ which demands we depend upon Him and not ourselves for all that we need in both life and death. When Jesus told His disciples, “Apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5) He was making it clear that we are dependent upon His grace for everything.
So what have you been depending on lately? Have you been living portions of your life apart from Christ? Have you been working in your strength or in the strength of our Lord? Have you been depending upon your wisdom or the wisdom of the Word of God? DON’T BE FOOLED into thinking that you don’t have a problem with relying on yourself rather than His grace. Paul would have never exhorted Timothy to be “strong in the grace of Christ” if our natural tendency to rely on ourselves was not so powerful and pervasive. Paul knew by way of personal experience that it is woven into our DNA. Paul told his spiritual son Timothy that the only real source of true strength to shape his life was to be found in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
God-confidence, not self-confidence is true confidence.
God-sufficiency … not self-sufficiency is all sufficient for
everything you need in both eternal life and everyday life.
This is God’s Word For Today … This Is Grace For The Journey
Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!
Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
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.”