TOPIC: Empowered by Grace
Memorise: 2 Timothy 2:1 (TPT)
Timothy, my dear son, live your life empowered by God’s free-flowing grace, which is your true strength, found in the anointing of Jesus and your union with him!
The grace of God upon your life is intended by God to take you high above contrary situations and circumstances so that you can soar where others are crawling. In other words, when men are saying that there is a casting down, you are saying there is a lifting up. That is what makes you different from the world. The world cannot understand how you function.
I want to encourage you to live a life that is empowered by the grace that is in Christ Jesus. The grace of God will enable you to endure hardship like a good soldier of Christ and yet stay on top of your game. In other words, no challenge will be enough to stop you in the work that God had called you into.
In a world such as ours today, you really cannot function without the grace of God upon your life because everything is designed to work against you. If God does not help you, there is no way you can make it. Functioning by the grace of God is just the starting point. The truth is that you need to also grow in that grace. For you to be strong in the grace of God, you must grow in it. Since growth can only come through the knowledge of Jesus Christ, you must take a quality decision to get to know Him intimately.
It is not all about just coming to church or getting involved in activities. It goes beyond that. You must make up your mind to personally seek the Lord in the study of the word, in prayers and in fasting so that you can know Him for yourself. Today, believers are easily satisfied with just attending church programs and there is nothing wrong about that. But unfortunately, that is where they stop. No, you must be thirsty for God in this day and time. Remember that only those who know their God would be strong and do exploits.
Further Reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-5; 2 Peter 3:18
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 74-76; Evening- Romans 9:16-33