Walking in Grace: A walk of love, relationship and fellowship, where you get to experience the presence of God actively at work in your life.
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6
There is no where He can not take you. He has a plan for every life. A plan to transform you into the image of His son and cause you to “abound to every good work.” 2nd Corinthians 9:8 This walk will produce the ultimate transformation inside and out.
11 We have also received an inheritance in Him, predestined according to the purpose of the One who works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will, 12 so that we who had already put our hope in the Messiah might bring praise to His glory.
Romans 8:28, 29
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
13 When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed in Him, you were also sealed with the promised Holy Spirit. 14 He is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory.” The seal denotes ownership and security. The Spirit’s presence is God’s guarantee that believers are owned by him and secure in him. His sealing is the initial down payment that anticipates the future, full redemption of God’s “marked possession” 1 (Elwell, Walter A.)
For He chose us in Him, before the foundation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight, In love 5 He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, 6 to the praise of His glorious grace that He favored us with in the Beloved.
We have the ultimate companionship – (the best achievable or imaginable of its kind.) (def), He will never leave you or forsake you.
5 Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or down or let you relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” (AMP)
He is your source.
He cares for you, loves you and will help you through whatever you go through; for it is to mature you and cause you to see Him for who He is. You never walk alone, even when you are alone you are not alone, because He is with you.
You have a relation ship with God your father, your provider and source.
You do not have to comprise with the world to get what you need. God is your source and He owns all the resources. He hears all, He sees all and he knows all. You must understand that God is the source of everything, He owns everything, in control of everything and ” He is able to supply your needs by any means and at any time;” be it spiritually, mentally, emotionally or physically. He is the ultimate source, of wisdom, knowledge and understanding, all you need to do is ask. You can rely on God! (Toni Evans)
He gives divine guidance and support
“5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.”
Grace: unmerited divine assistance given to humans for their regeneration (renewal, restoration and growth) or sanctification- (MW) divine guidance and support He separates us from the world, unto Himself. He guides us by His Holy spirit every day.
14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
We have an ultimate fellowship
Fellowship: prayer and communion time with God. He hears us when we pray.
Prayer is engaging with God in conversation. Conversation: An exchange of Ideas between two or more people. (Dictionary.com) In conversations with God, We speak and He listens. He speaks we listen. We exchange our Ideas for His, our thoughts for His. We should spend more time listening than speaking. He wants to tell us some things, show us some things and show us, us. This is why we need to listen and spend time with him.
Prayer is communing with God: sharing your intimate thoughts or feelings. Converse, talk, often with intense intimate communication. Sharing your heart and mind and your situations, waiting a response from God. (Dictionary.com)
1st John 5:14-15
14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
Pray and the peace that surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Pruning comes with it and brings forth fruit that will remain.
Whom He loves He will chasen, we have the small victories we are winning and overcoming, so we can win and obtain the final victory
” We go through these countless trials but every time we go through the fire, we come out the other side more refined than we were before. If we are to look closely, we will find out that a specific area of our character has been totally changed. Depending on the nature of battle we’ve endured and persevered through, characteristics that defined us, such as impatience, resentment, selfishness, apathy, hatred, anger, rage, different forms of addictions, pettiness, and laziness…YOU NAME IT, are chipped off.” (GAYELL)
1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Pray for spiritual insight. Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. 18 I pray that the perception of your mind may be enlightened so you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the glorious riches of His inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength.
God encourages us to have faith when it seems like His Spirit is not working in us when He actually is, in His own time, wisdom and splendor.
We just need to surrender and let Him work, endure and hold on to His promises no matter what, so that He can produce the great work He’s doing in and through us. (GAYELL)
The victory is ours!
1 Elwell, Walter A. Entry for ‘Seal’. Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/bed/s/seal.html. 1996.
You’ve got to run (Song)
The race is not given to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but to him that endureth, is to whom the victory belongs, keep your eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of your faith, put your hand in his and keep the faith, he’ll help you overcome and finish this race.(DOB)