Weekly Grace

Meditation scripture and inspirational nuggets

The weekly meditation scripture and inspirational nugget are designed to encourage you in your walk with God, strengthen your faith and give you a specific scripture to meditate on all week long. To get the most out of these weekly scriptures, we encourage you to keep them before you every day and apply them to your life and circumstances. Declare them daily and stay focused on them until you experience true results.

FOR THE WEEK OF December 26, 2016

Resting in God’s Grace

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The world lavishes attention upon people who work hard to earn what they want in life. However, we often see that the empires they spend so many years building crumble and collapse, and they’re worse off than before. There’s nothing wrong with hard work, but only if the mindset behind it is on God. True success comes when we rest in Jesus while we work.

When we labor in our own works with fretful, anxious minds, we accomplish far less than if we rested in God’s grace and let Him do the work. Far too many people worry constantly because of the pressure to perform. We must remember that grace is available to everyone, and there is no rest without it. His grace is sufficient, and it’s all we need.

Fear of the future is rampant. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, and that causes stress for untold numbers of people. When we turn over all of our tomorrows to God and embrace an attitude of “I’ll do whatever He directs me to do,” we’re empowered for success. It’s not up to us to direct our own courses in life. 

God wants to work in us, through us, and for us. When we trust Him and allow Him to do so, we find the peace that only comes from Him. This requires faith, which positions us in His grace. It takes work to find this place of rest and stay there, but it’s well worth the effort.

Prayer:

Jesus, when I reflect on all You did to allow me to rest in You, I’m awestruck. Your abundant favor toward me has made available a kind of peace and joy that comes only from You. You made it possible for me to come to this place of rest, this place of total trust in You. I will depend on Your strength to help me maintain my position there, no matter what. Amen.

Scriptures:

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11, NKJV

2 Corinthians 12:9

James 4:14, 15

Jeremiah 10:23

Romans 5:1, 2

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