Friday, November 23
1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
One of the most underestimated yet overly misused characteristics of God is His grace. Grace, in most people’s minds is simply God’s gift of Jesus so that mankind could be saved from eternal damnation. By their interpretation, His grace is completely bookended in this one act. While not in any way trying lessen this incredible gift, grace is truly the gift that keeps on giving. God’s grace didn’t stop at the cross, it actually began there in its New Covenant role. God’s grace not only defeated sin’s power over your life, it empowers your to keep it defeated. Grace is so much more than your ‘get out of hell free card’, it’s your ability to experience Heaven while you’re still on this Earth. His grace is what empowers you to excel in the very calling that He has given you by that same grace. Grace is God’s very nature, it’s His DNA. When you choose to walk in sin, you’re actually choosing deny His grace. When you learn to draw upon His grace, you will find the supernatural power to not just overcome sin but to excel in the gifts that He has placed in your life. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff