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 January 02, 2017

We Can Be Thankful for God’s Favor toward Us

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When we think about all God has done, even sacrificing His Own Son to die for us, it’s hard not to automatically give Him thanks. Even with the best of intentions, many people would only go so far to help us when we get in trouble. When the stakes get high, they pull back. Instead of pulling back, God went as far as was necessary to save us all.

Adam and Eve put us all in trouble; but Jesus, Who was Grace in human form, willingly offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice to cleanse us from the sin in which we were trapped. Jesus was human like us, by choice, yet He was also God. This perfect expression of the Father’s love for us has never been duplicated, and never will be.

God’s very nature is love. He wants everyone to live a victorious life on earth through Him, and enter the gates of heaven and stand in His presence when our lives here are finished. His will is eternal life for everyone. He made that possible through Jesus, Who is the only way to receive it.

Grace is God’s unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor, and many people don’t understand the nature of it. They can’t comprehend why God would send His Son to endure, on our behalf, what we deserve, and offer instead something we clearly don’t deserve. The world refuses to believe this grace, but when we receive it, we become justified by faith in His grace.

God’s grace has always been around, even before Jesus was born on earth. Moses, Abraham, Joseph, and David were recipients of God’s favor because of obedience to His will. He wants to shower us with His love, and show us the same kind of favor. Thankfully, all that’s required of us is that we believe in and receive His grace.

Prayer:

Dear Lord, I don’t have the words to express my gratitude and thankfulness for what you’ve done for me. I realize that Jesus made it possible for me to be completely cleansed of all sin, so I can be righteous and holy like Him. I thank You for showing me grace, and perfecting me through Your Son, so I can stand in Your presence. You have made me Your child, and in Jesus’ name, I will always praise and worship You. Amen. 

Scriptures:

Philippians 2:8

Romans 5:8

Ephesians 2:8

Genesis 12:2, 3

Genesis 39:4

Exodus 3:21

1 Samuel 16:10-13, 22

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