The Power Of Grace
Strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules. Hebrews 13:9
When it comes to grace, people usually go wrong in one of two ways. We either think that we’re too far gone for it and dismiss it. Or we take it for granted and abuse it. While they’re on opposite ends of the spectrum, they’re actually just two different expressions of the same problem:
They both view grace as weakness.
The first group lives as if grace is too weak to rescue them. The second group lives as if grace is too weak to transform them. Both are wrong. Grace isn’t weakness. Grace is power. It is power to save and to transform. To cover all of our sins and remove them from our lives. To get you off the hook and to get you into the zone of transformation. Check this out:
1 Corinthians 15:9-10 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
I love that. First Paul relates with those of us who think you’re the exception to God’s grace. If there was ever a candidate, it was Paul. Not you. And apparently his sin wasn’t too powerful for God’s infinitely more powerful grace. And neither is yours. Then he comes in and punches those of us who abuse it in the mouth. God’s grace is not without effect. Grace isn’t just a cheap perfume you splash on to cover the stench of your sins. It’s the power to change your life from the inside out.
Grace is power. Power to save. Power to live right. Power to talk right. Power to walk right. Power to give. Power to forgive. Power to do anything God calls you to do in His name. Power to pray. Power to overcome.
Paul could have lived in perpetual guilt for what he had done. Or he could have taken advantage of what God had done for him. But he didn’t. And look at what he became. You have the same options. Embrace the power of God’s grace and imagine what you’ll become.
The one person that we can’t hide from is God, our Father. Even when we don’t understand what is going on inside of us, rest assured that He does! When he gets to the root issues inside of us, it is not to re-traumatize us; it’s to HEAL us... but only if we will go there with Him. ❤️ We find it amazing that God cares this much to truly want the best for us... healing and all. “The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out. But I, GOD, search the heart and examine the mind. I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things. I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.””
Jeremiah 17:9-10 MSG
The Gift Of No Condemnation ...“Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8:11
When Jesus was on earth, a woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Him by the scribes and Pharisees, the religious mafia of His day. They tried to trap Him by posing a question that was difficult to answer: “Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” (John 8:5)
Jesus answered, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” (John 8:7) The scribes and Pharisees began to leave one by one till none of them were left.
The people in the crowd who wanted to condemn the woman could not. But Jesus, the only one in the crowd who truly had the power to condemn her, would not. He then asked her, “Woman... Has no one condemned you?” (John 8:10)
He spoke such words of grace to her because He loved her. Also, by asking her the question, He was giving her a chance to speak words of no condemnation to herself—“No one [condemns me], Lord.” (John 8:11)
Jesus not only spoke words of grace to her, He also gave her the gift of no condemnation—“Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more”. It was when she received the gift of no condemnation that she had the power to “go and sin no more”. Today, you have the gift of no condemnation because the Son of God was condemned for all your sins. (Romans 8:1) Today, God cannot condemn you when you sin because He is faithful and just to what His Son has done.
So if the devil tries to convince you that God is angry with you when you blow it, just say, “God does not condemn me today because He has already condemned Jesus at the cross 2,000 years ago!” Unfortunately, we still hear people saying, “Go and sin no more first, then I won’t condemn you.” Maybe you have been saying this to yourself too. But God says, “I don’t condemn you. Go and sin no more.” He gives you the gift of no condemnation, so that you have the strength to go and sin no more!
Hey Little boy! You remind me how so much depends on what we make of the days now. You will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for. Sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into my son’s eyes, and realize I have already created one.In the eyes of a baby there is joy, there is laughter, there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future.
Ayah-ibuloveyousomuch arshad my bundle of joy 🖤
I’ve experienced some of the world and what it has to offer, and I can honestly say it doesn’t impress me.
Even when I was intrigued by it and fascinated towards its pull, that feeling of exhilaration only lasted briefly. That’s when reality struck, where not even the world’s music could fill me the way it used to. Everything is void. Everything that isn’t Jesus is vanity because it only satisfies a short while and then it leaves you dry, empty and wanting more. But that realization is what drove me back to Christ, and now, I’m here to stay. ❤️ Please follow me: -@christ_islord
To see one of my relatives mental condition, had me in discomfort last night. 😢
She needs me. Usually I’m able to assist but emotions are deeply connected and she’s been hiding it so well for so many years, this is going to be a rough road. She may not ever be able to come back mentally and that is what I’m afraid to come in terms with. She treated me like a mother in my adolescent years, when my mother was still battling her issues. (I love you momma -no shade, if you’re reading this😘.) Even I myself will be talking to someone after this is done,no matter the outcome. #noshame
Practically paranoia has taken over and it’s VERY deep.
I DONT judge. If you need me, get at me. I’ll still be here to help anyone. Man or woman. I want nothing from you all. Just to see you all happy. I mean that. One luv. ❤️ #fight#fight#fight#mentalhealthawareness#mental#mentalillness#hope#pray#health#mentalbreakdown#happiness#peace#love#kindness#behappy#stateofmind
Recentemente achei um texto que me motivou muito...não só a abrir esse ig, como também nas diversas áreas da vida! Vou colocar um pedacinho dele aqui:
O mundo precisa urgentemente de gente que ama o que faz. Precisa de sonhos vivos, ilusões brilhantes e vontade infinita. Precisa de esperança radiante, amor vivo e honestidade contínua.
O mundo precisa de gente com o brilho nos olhos produzido pelo prazer de se dedicar a aquilo que mais gosta, que mais lhe move e ecoa. Motores e apaixonados pela vida, que não desistem.
Mesmo que, às vezes, o desânimo apareça, pessoas que sejam capazes de buscar as cores da sua tempestade.
Créditos para o site: A mente é maravilhosa
Nunca desista dos seus sonhos 💙
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TAG someone! Our God is amazing and He is the creator of the universe! He is bigger and stronger than anything you will ever face and He will get you through!
God will allow you to go through some crazy bad situations to build your character and also affirm the fact that you can’t make it without His Grace! #lovetheprocess#hopenuggets
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Amen, He will not abandon you.
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