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Abounding Grace

April 30, 2010 by  
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God’s grace. What a gift!

In these last days we’re seeing sin abound. Some even say that the state of this world would make Sodom & Gomorra blush. Whether or not that’s the case, it still remains that this generation has surpassed previous ones in its ability to perpetrate evil in unthinkable ways without conscience!

The good news is, however, that as sin increases, so does the Grace of God!

“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” (Romans 5:20).

Greater measures of God’s grace can be found in:

Grace to Endure. When the sinfulness of those around us seems to have increased, we can praise God that His grace has also increased our ability to endure persecution.

Grace to Shine. When it seems like there’s nothing to be happy about, God’s grace gives us the ability to keep smiling, to keep praise on our lips and a song in our heart . . . not because of the condition of this world, but because of Who He is!

Grace to Evangelize. An increased measure to share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being found in the hearts of believers today. It seems the more we see God’s goodness and grace in our lives, the more we want all those around to share in His amazing love!

Grace to Go Through What’s Happening In the World Today. Persecution, trials, tribulations. An extra measure of God’s grace enables us to face whatever comes our way!

Grace Inwardly and Outwardly. God gives us a supernatural ability to resist sin and temptation by His Grace.

When you feel evil all around you, when you feel the weight of oppression bearing down on your life, look up. God’s Grace has made a way for you to endure whatever you’re facing. His Grace is absolutely and unquestionably sufficient!

Father, thank you for your Grace. When I’m in need, when things around me seem to be falling apart, when I’m weighed down with oppression, when I feel that I can’t go on any longer, your Grace becomes my way through. What a wonderful expression of Your love toward us–toward me! Your Grace is so completely sufficient! Amen!

“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.” (James 4:6-8)

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