Thank You Jesus for Your grace!
I have gained a lot of Godly wisdom and insight over the past couple of weeks, especially over the concept of grace. I always knew what grace was, until I saw it put into action. It’s not just another meaningless word——it’s a gift that comes in an extended package of mercy and saving. From Jesus Christ Himself. To me.
~”For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith————and this is not from yourselves, it is the Gift of God———not by works, so that no one can boast.”~Ephesians 2:8-9~
I saw God’s grace extended to me from others. Help when I did not see it coming my way. Favor when I least expected it. Although I choose to not disclose the test and fire that God allowed me to go through to refine and grow me, I thank Him for it. Every bit of it. Because it has made me stronger and wiser. Much wiser. As I learn more of what the grace of Jesus is. ~”Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.~”Romans 12:9~
Even though I did not like the fire that God allowed me to go through, I praise Him for it. I praise Him for the good. I praise Him for the bad. I praise Him for the rainy seasons. I praise Him for the dry seasons. Every moment, I count it all joy and give praise to my Savior, who died and loved me enough to allow me to go through this. Praise God!! 🙂 ~”You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”~2 Corinthians 9:11~
There were moments when I thought the devil won. That what he stole from me caused my faith in Jesus to lack. That the pains of this world destroyed my soul. BUT NO. I rebuke the lies of the devil, in the name of Jesus because the grace of Jesus Christ saved me. That is the secret the devil does not want me to know. God’s grace is infinite and saves the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor. It saves anyone who comes out of brokenness and surrender to the Lord God Almighty. It comes to anyone who needs help and favor. It comes to those who don’t deserve it. It is free! ~”When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.”~Jeremiah 15:16~
I ask. I receive. I passed this test. The test that God Almighty wanted me to go through: I passed it, in Jesus’ name. I realized that God wanted me to learn what His grace was. I thank Him for every tear I cried and the pain I experienced. It has only made me stronger. So strong that I now rely on the strength of Christ. The strength of Jesus Christ has become my strength. Here and now.
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”~Philippians 4:13~
I thank God for the lessons learned. For the relationships lost. For the people He allowed me to meet in this season. For every loss I count as gain, in the name of Jesus Christ, because it has refined me and made me stronger. ~”But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ.”~Philippians 3:7~
I also thank God for the friends He put in my life. For their mercy, love, support, and favor,and prayers for me. For the gift of grace they have extended to me. Friends are not taken for granted. I thank God for true and Godly friendships. ~”Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.”~Luke 9:50~
Lastly, I thank God for restoring me with His grace. His grace is sufficient and enough for me. I thank Jesus for showing me what His grace means for me in very personal ways. It is my personal experiences, trials, tribulations, and setbacks that allow me to know what the grace of God is. ~”Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”~Matthew 5:8~
Now, I thank YOU for reading this blog post. Be blessed and rejoice for this breakthrough and testimony that God has allowed me to walk through and experience. The devil no longer has a stronghold on my life. I now know what the grace of God is. Thank You Jesus! I praise Him! Both Here and now. Forever free. I am a new woman of God. Praise be to Him! 🙂 ❤