Day 29: Grace

From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:1

From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:1

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God…” Ephesians 2:8
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
“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 of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
We always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:11–12
“… Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5
  • Thank God today for his gift of ‘Amazing Grace’ in your life! Jesus is full of grace and truth and chooses to lavish his grace upon you daily. As you pray today, picture the throne of grace and confidently draw close so you can receive mercy and find grace.
  • Are you or someone you know struggling with a sin you feel is too great for God to forgive? The truth is there is no sin too big or too terrible for God to forgive. The magnitude of our sin isn't what determines God's forgiveness. His grace is enough to extend to anyone who is ready to confess, repent and ask God for forgiveness. Talk to Jesus about your struggle. Confess. Receive grace and let it wash away all shame and guilt from every unhealthy choice you have made. God shows us mercy, kindness, and patience instead of the judgment that we deserve.
  • Grace is not a one-time event in the Christian experience. We stand in grace (Romans 5:2) and Peter said we should "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). Talk to Jesus about how he wants you to grow in grace.  Are there areas of pride in your life?  Are your words and conversations full of grace?  Allow God to interrupt and redirect you today so you can be full of grace.
  • Who puts grace to the test in your life? Pray about how God’s grace can be sufficient for you today in that relationship. Bring that person or circumstance to God in gut-honest prayer and ask for help.

Grace and peace to you!

Julianne August, Prayer Catalyst