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Friday, June 14, 2013

Growing in Grace

I want you to think about something today. 
None of us are perfect. All of us live because of Grace. It is God's grace that keeps us going through the hard times and His word tells us that His grace is sufficient for us. 2 Cor. 12:9. No matter how rough things get, we have His grace, mercy and love to see us through.
But sometimes we forget that!
Sometimes we tell ourselves things like:
We are getting what we deserve
We are failures
We aren't good enough
Good things only happen to good people
Along with many other untruths that we then believe and live by.
Why do we settle for complacency? Why do we believe the lies?

What untruths are you telling yourself    And believing     That are keeping you from the fullest measure of God's grace?

Growing in grace happens as we are facing the hard times. It comes by trusting and making it, and then knowing we are stronger. Then repeating these steps all along life's path until we reach the end of our lives. 
It's not easy. It is a stretching (growing) for us. But don't throw in the towel when challenges are difficult. Ask God for more strength, more grace and then plunge ahead.

Strong, faithful Christians are not better than you, oh no. They probably have just learned to GROW in grace. 
Trust bigger today then you did yesterday. Move yourself further today then you did last week. 
Grace is God's miracle grow for us. Get growing.

Luke 2:52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. (Luke 2:52 NASB)
2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18 NASB)

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