Summary: Having the free gift of God, Grace, applied to lifes situation. In turn being able to apply Grace to someone attached to you.
Grace Applied(Prov 3:34 / I Peter 5:5, 6-11)
Prov 3:34..."Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly."I Peter 5:5-6..."Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time."
Each day our steps are ordered from Faith to Faith and Glory to Glory. Increasing in our Spirit, walking more and more in righteousness As the WORD of God is a "lamp to our feet and a light to our path."
But within this daily walk, we are reminded that we once were lost and then found. We once separated ourselves from the 99, but the shepherd came and brought us back into the flock.. At one time filled with the spirit of Satan and had to be delivered.
What brought us through these hardships?
Let us dive into "Grace Applied"
Grace: Kindness & Favor
(hb: ch¨ºn - khane)
"It is the unmerited (not earned) favor of God. Not earned in the natural eye because we have done so much wrong."
Grace is God seated on his throne, opening heavens clouds and with eyes and heart, showing compassion upon his children."
But what moves the Creator of heaven and earth? What makes the Alpha & Omega, who has all the blessings, honor, power & glory on the throne to move in such a way?
(1) RELIEVES PRESSURE
Everyday life takes it toll on us. Where we are so worn out and beat down with nothing to give. It's time to let God step in and take over.
We have pressure from...
Just Life choices in general
But Jesus gave us a 'Great Invitation' in Matt 11:28-30
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
Let me tell you exactly, more so specifically what God has just done for you. He has sent a Grace Agent to mediate your current circumstance. Someone has to shout about that. No one else can act on our behalf.
Personally, he sent a Grace Agent twice this week for me.
Ex: Running out of Gas
Ex: Not having all the rent
What I want to say is...
Stop crying because Grace is on its' way
Dont worry about the bills, because Grace has already spoken on your behalf.
Don't fret, God has poured Grace on the barren place in your life
(2) RESTORES THE BROKEN
Peter is our example for this point. The main disciple, strong willed and spirited to speak his heart and ready to defend his Master, Rabbi, Savior and Friend at any time. But those same attributes would be the very thing that would get him into trouble.
"Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards. Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice."