IN DEBT to the Believer and the Unbeliever
"Both to Greeks and to barbarians
(to the cultured and the uncultured), both to the wise and to the foolish,
I have an obligation to discharge and a duty to perform and a debt to pay."
Romans 1:14 (Amp

30 April 2012

New Grace - New Beginning

The Grace of Joy

"Consider it all joy, my brethern,
 when you encounter various trials, knowing
that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
And let endurance have its perfect result, that you
may be perfect and complete and lacking in nothing."
James 1;2,3

"In everything give thanks, for this is God's will for you."
1 Thes 5:18

"The joy of the Lord is your strength."
Neh 8:10

Set your course on JOY. It is the Lord's will and way. It will be and give to you strength for the journey. In this resolve you will find boldness and courage to do God's will, for you will be walking in the strength of the Spirit and bearing the fruit of joy. Be bold, be strong, be courageous, for the Lord thy God is with you wherever you go. (Josh 1:9)

Choose JOY. Set your course. God's grace is there to meet you and give you that grace of joy to walk in and walk through any situation or circumstance. It's supernatural, because it's God. It's His way and His will. It's His Spirit of life, love and joy. It's the fruit we bear as we walk closely and intimately with Him in the Spirit. And as you set your course and your mindset and step into it, His Spirit will rise up to meet you, and He will show you blessings down the road that He is taking you into. They may not be immediate blessings, but they are blessings of His will that you will walk into as you stay the course. Be bold, be strong, be courageous, for the Lord thy God is with you wherever you go.

20 April 2012

Grace for a New Beginning

In our journey of faith, many times we come to a difficult place, a place of decision. I call this place "a fork in the road". One way in this fork is the way of exit, finding a quick fix, an easy out, a path that pleases and satisfies our flesh and our old carnal nature and mindset. It's the path of our own control. The other way is the way of faith, it's the way of total surrender, it's the way of looking UP to the Source of all Grace and choosing the path of the Spirit, the path of faith and "Grace for a New Beginning". It's the path that has been laid out and prepared for you already, the path that Jesus has walked down and left footprints for you to step into. The people that you carry in your heart, the needs that they have etc, you bring to Jesus, the Source of all Grace, and you choose HIM. You choose the walk of faith with the Source of all Grace. He's the Source of all grace and provision for all that we need. You fix your eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of your faith. He will supply all your needs and lead you in the path of righteousness for His name's sake. It's the path of faith. It's the path of trust, of trusting in the Lord and the Creator that created you for His purpose and the One that you have given lordship over your life to.
God is faithful. He will not lead you astray. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. His path is the path of Grace, of unearned and unmerited favor. It's a path of divine appointments and divine encounters with a living God. What kind of grace is it that you need right now? Grace for _________. You fill in the blank and then look up to the Source of all Grace and receive it. Then walk in that grace, for it has been provided for you for your path and journey of a life that will glorify your Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit.

Look up and drink. Look up and receive. Look up and be led by the Spirit of the living God. Worship Him. Praise Him. Bless His holy name.

"And God is able to make all grace abound to you,
that always having all sufficiency in everything,
you may have an abundance 
for every good work."
2 Corinthians 9:8