The Grace of Now

Now is a powerful word, my friend. It speaks of the present moment. It tells the story of your today.

What is today saying? It is saying because you are here; because you are experiencing me, His grace is working in your now moment.

Oh, for feet that could travel to the past and remedy every wrong. But you and I have been given this gift of today. Along with this ability to go forth and enjoy this day, there is grace.

Grace. That beautiful five-lettered word that reminds me, I didn’t earn it anyway. I didn’t deserve it any more than I deserved this time to experience my now moment. But God gifted them both to me. And He gave them both to you, too.

Anything we think that we can add to the pot to suppose that we are counted worthy to receive this on our own, remember what His holy Word says: “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God” (2 Corinthians 3:5). Remember that God’s grace is poured out upon us and our day from the pure motive of love.

The grace of now says come and enjoy me, partake of me, walk in me, live in me, work in me, and be renewed in me.

As the Lord spoke to Paul, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9) is He speaking those words to you today?  Whatever your “now” looks like, the grace of the Lord is still alive and active in this moment of today.

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An Incomplete, Complete Mess | Word For Life Says

Incomplete really speaks to the idea that I, we, us, don’t really have it all together like we think we do at times.  We often feel so short from where we need to be; from where God wants us that we can sense a dragging of lack in our spirits.  If we were really honest with ourselves we would see within us the deficit our humanity brings without any real way of adding up to that holy mark of perfection our soul so desperately longs for.  If left to ourselves and our own ingenuity we would find that we are an incomplete mess.

But, thanks be to God that our completeness is not dependent upon us.  Rather, it is in Christ alone where we find everything that makes us one hundred percent whole in Him.  In our relationship with Jesus as our Savior, there is no lack.  The Bible assures us, “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” (Colossians 2:10).  On the cross, Jesus secured everything we need to have a full relationship with God Almighty, leaving nothing out.  Jesus Christ really does become more than enough for believers to rest in His salvation.  Through Calvary’s sacrifice, Jesus turned our incomplete mess into something completely beautiful.

We may feel like we’re not there yet, but we are being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:17).  Like a caterpillar in transition to becoming a butterfly, I can’t wait to see the beautiful end results of what we all will be in Christ Jesus.

More encouraging verses:

2 Corinthians 3:5 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”

John 1:16 “And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”

Colossians 1:19 “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.”

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An Incomplete, Complete Mess | Word For Life Says

 

Incomplete really speaks to the idea that I, we, us, don’t really have it all together like we think we do at times.  We often feel so short from where we need to be; from where God wants us that we can sense a dragging of lack in our spirits.  If we were really honest with ourselves we would see within us the deficit our humanity brings without any real way of adding up to that holy mark of perfection our soul so desperately longs for.  If left to ourselves and our own ingenuity we would find that we are an incomplete mess.

But, thanks be to God that our completeness is not dependent upon us.  Rather, it is in Christ alone where we find everything that makes us one hundred percent whole in Him.  In our relationship with Jesus as our Savior, there is no lack.  The Bible assures us, “And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:” (Colossians 2:10).  On the cross, Jesus secured everything we need to have a full relationship with God Almighty, leaving nothing out.  Jesus Christ really does become more than enough for believers to rest in His salvation.  Through Calvary’s sacrifice, Jesus turned our incomplete mess into something completely beautiful.

We may feel like we’re not there yet, but we are being renewed day by day (2 Corinthians 4:17).  Like a caterpillar in transition to becoming a butterfly, I can’t wait to see the beautiful end results of what we all will be in Christ Jesus.

More encouraging verses:

2 Corinthians 3:5 “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.”

John 1:16 “And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.”

Colossians 1:19 “For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.”

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