HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOUAug 22, 2021 2021-08-16 12:53
HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU
HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR YOU
Read: 2 CORINTHIANS 12:7-10
“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
The exact nature of Paul’s infirmity is unknown. But whatever it was, it must have been uncomfortable because he pleaded with God on three occasions to take it away. He seemed desperate to get rid of. When God in His infinite wisdom refused Paul’s appeal, he did not let the ‘thorn in his flesh’ prevent him from fulfilling his ministry. He recognized God as His true source of strength and knew he could depend on His power to remain effective. By affirming God’s strength, he accepted the reality of his weakness, refusing to let it stop him.
There may be challenges or weaknesses in your life that have lingered on for years and you desperately need God’s intervention. Are you sitting around, waiting for God to make them disappear? He may decide to allow you to live with it. He has already been made His grace available to you. Grace is an enabler that propels you forward even in difficult situations, so, appropriate His grace. You appropriate God’s grace by repeatedly declaring it over that situation and walking in its consciousness. If for instance, you recognize that you have a temper and are prone to outbursts of anger, you need to live in the consciousness that God’s grace is available to help you exercise self-control. Rather than giving in to angry outbursts when faced with an upsetting situation, why not declare: ‘Lord, Your grace is sufficient for me, Your strength is here to help me stay calm. I depend on it and surrender my will to yours.’
“Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Rom 10:17). The change you desire may not happen instantly, but as you continue speaking God’s word over that situation, you will ultimately experience victory. This same principle will work for a recovering alcoholic, a sex maniac or a drug addict who has surrendered his will to God. If you are battling with fear, self-doubt or low self-esteem, the grace to forge ahead is in you. Tap into it and press forward. Make decisions and act, despite your struggles. Do not let them stop you, for when you are weak, then you are strong in the power of Christ.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?
Jesus says in Mathew 11:28; “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this invitation is for you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart; all you need to do is invite Him in, by believing and receiving Him.
Are you ready? Here’s a prayer you can say right now:
Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of grace. I believe that Jesus died to set me free from my sins. Thank You Jesus for dying to save me. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my heart. Be my Lord and Saviour. Fill me with Your Spirit and enable me to live for You from now onwards, in Jesus’ name, Amen
If you prayed this prayer, please email me at email@example.com and let me know about it. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my eBook; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your journey with Jesus.