28 Days of Morning Prayer Focus
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
From my heart this morning:
How can we make sure there is more room for God to speak, direct, and move in our lives? That is the question God has prompted throughout our world in this season.
The answer God has been putting in my heart is to begin walking even more purposefully in the grace of God. My problem with that is, grace feels like a weak word and I have been resisting. Yet consider the cross of Jesus Christ.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
What Is The Spiritual Meaning Of Grace?
What is grace spiritually? When I think of grace I think of the character of God. That’s probably why grace and mercy are tied together in my mind. God shows both so often and both feel so out of my reach at times.
Mercy – Not getting what I deserve.
In God’s mercy, He forgave my sins.
Grace – Getting what I could never deserve.
Through God’s grace, He saved me, adopted me, and made me a co-heir with Jesus Christ.
Accepting and not striving are very active processes – at least in my life. Walking in the grace of God is not a passive thing. Living by grace requires action. In fact, looking at the action required tells me that a weak person could never live by grace.
Woman of Grace- You are so loved. Who are you and how do you live out the work of grace in YOUR life?
A woman of grace then must be a very strong person. Walking in the grace of God is something any of us can do if we take a few steps.
1. Understand God’s divine grace.
2. Allow God to change what He wants.
3. Accept grace daily.
4. Allow grace to mature through practice.
5. Release the need to control.
6. Spend more time with God in prayer and Bible study and prayer.
7. Live openly in the community with the body of Christ.
Lord, thank you for your abundant, abounding grace. Thank you that we don’t have to earn a drop of the mighty river of grace that flows freely for us today. Thank you for the unexpected, unmerited favor you’ve showered on my life. Help me put myself in the path of your love and grace. Help me not neglect the disciplines I need to meet with you regularly and to drink from the water of life. Thank you for your rich love. Amen.