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In the Grace

March 1, 2017

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In the Grace

You therefore,  my son,  be strong  in the grace  that is  in Christ Jesus.     2 Timothy 2:1

The love of God  was shown  in all of its power  and glory  when Jesus came  to this earth  to suffer and die  for our sins.      When Jesus came  God was being gracious  to each  of us.

We did not deserve  God’s love,  but God loved us anyway.     That is “grace”.

We did not deserve  to have all our sins  atoned for,  but God had Jesus suffer and die  that our every sin  would be fully paid for  by faith  in Jesus.     That is “grace”.

We do not deserve  to actually have God live  in our hearts,  but He wants us  to be His holy temples anyway.     That is “grace”.

We do not deserve  to be called  the children of God,  but God longs  to gather us together  in His arms  and call us  His dearly beloved children.     That is “grace”.

In all this “grace”  God wants us  to be strong.     So,  when temptations come our way,  we remember  how dearly  God loves us  in Christ Jesus,  and receive the strength  to resist  that temptation.

When we are lonely  and need comfort,  we remember the “grace”  of God’s love  and let Him gather us  in His arms  as we dwell  on His word  and promises.     When we have sinned,  we remember  God’s promise  of forgiveness  for Jesus’ sake  and repent before our Lord,  accepting the “grace”  of His forgiveness.

In every part  of our lives  we can turn  to the “grace”  that is  in Christ Jesus  —  the love  that God has demonstrated  to us in Christ.     As we remember  and give thanks  for everything God has done  for us,  we will be strong  in His “grace”.     Then we can know the peace  that passes  all understanding  as we lean  on the “grace”  of God  to guide us  each day.

As we grow  in God’s  “grace”,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord, we will praise Your name  forever  because Your grace  is ever faithful.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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