Glorious Grace

 

January 5

 

Read Ephesians 1:6-8

...to the praise of His glorious grace, with which He has blessed us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight...

 

Reflect

How does reflecting on God’s grace, forgiveness, and redemption impact you emotionally?

 

Without a doubt, many of us have been walking through a difficult season. For so many, this past year was full of disappointment, loneliness, pain, and loss. And yet, in the midst of the suffering, there is a joy that still permeates my life. What about you?

 

How are Christians able to feel the joy that coexists with the pain and sorrow? Because of God’s glorious grace. Paul says that in the “Beloved,” which is Christ, God blessed us with His grace. Not just a little grace but a grace that has been poured out on us lavishly. We have an excess of grace. Paul calls Jesus’s grace, “riches.” A treasure trove of grace!

 

This grace is more than sufficient to cover the debt of our sins. I cannot sin too much for God’s grace to run out. But neither can anyone else. God’s grace is so abundant that it can cover the sins of the entire world. Anyone who accepts Christ’s work on the cross can have access to this inexhaustible grace. He redeems us or buys us back. The price was paid by His shed blood. He died in our place and took on the punishment that we deserved. Now, we are free from the bondage of sin and free to live in the lavish riches of His grace.

 

And so we have good reasons for hope. We have good reasons for joy. No matter what is going on here on earth, we have blessed assurance. We will continue to experience hardship here, but we have also been exceedingly blessed! Friends, even in the midst of the struggles of life, let’s praise Him for His glorious grace, which brings us so much hope and joy.

 

Pray

God, I praise You for your glorious grace. For Your glory, You have redeemed me. You have forgiven my sins, and You have poured out blessings beyond measure to me. When life is hard, remind me of the eternal hope and neverending joy I have because of Your graciousness to me. Amen.



~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

 

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Lord Jesus, I stand at owe for the grace and love you poured on me. I lift up Your name in praise
I have experienced this abundance of riches of His grace and it is sufficient to cover all of my sins, for which I am so thankful, Lord Jesus.
God bless you! I pray that you will have complete healing.
Thank you God for your grace, mercy and faithfulness. Amen.
Thank you God for your grace, forgiveness for redeemtion me from my sin.
Thanks be to God for His "Amazing Grace" that keeps pace with whatever we face.
Glory be to God. Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God.
Thank You God For Everything
Prays the Lord!
*THANKYOUJESUS*
God's grace is more than enough. I am thankful for the reminder. I have been telling others that I want God's joy and not happiness and today's lesson has reinforced why I should have joy.
A good word for those of us struggling with Covid and it’s unstable and unpredictable pathway through our bodies. But we have a hope that out last our bodies! That hope is Jesus Christ. Amen 🙏🏿
Amen. And thank you so much for sharing God's Grace with me.
ENJOYED!! GODS GLORIOUS GRACE...AMEN
Thank you my Lord for your continued belief in me, your closeness, grace, and mercy.
In Jesus' name, Amen
Thank God for giving us another beautiful year and thank you pastor Nat for the devotional
Thanks Pastor Nat! Today's devotional sums it up for me in the words of the song: "Marvelous grace of our loving Lord, Grace that exceeds our sin and our guilt! Yonder on Calvary’s mount outpoured, There where the blood of the Lamb was spilled. Refrain: Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that will pardon and cleanse within; Grace, grace, God’s grace, Grace that is greater than all our sin"! Lord Jesus, thank You for Your amazing grace that saved/rescued me from all my sins. Thank You for my salvation, I have been set free!! Amen.
For Your glory, I would do anything Lord. Teach me to abide in Your will not my will. You have paid the ultimate price to wash away my sins and there is nothing I can do to repay that wonderful gift but to be obedient of Your will. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Wonderful, encouraging message of hope
Good news indeed and words to live by!!! By His grace, may the Holy Spirit guide us to sin no more and help us see the joy of resurrection in all that we do....
Father, I thank you for your grace and mercy. I know I dont deserve it. Father. But I am so grateful. Thank You for Your Son's work on the cross. Even though I am going through some difficulties in my life, I still remain trusting and believing in You Father. You are in control and know what is best. I love You Father, and I thank You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Jesus came full of truth and grace. What a wonderful combination for without both we would not be saved. Truth to know that when we offend God by sinning there will be consequences that will dam us. And the truth that Jesus came to die for our sins and take our punishment for our sins on him. When we believe in Jesus life, death and resurrection He sends us His Holy Spirit and we are now children of God. Grace is the free gift of the Holy Spirit that is always with us indicating that we have been forgiven and will always be a child of King Jesus. Truth and grace because of Jesus! Praise Him everyday. Amen
I pray my God to open our spritual eyes to see his awsome blessings
Praise God for His abundant grace
Amen
Thank you Jesus for your grace and my salvation.
My SWEET JESUS CHRIST
gonna chew on this for awhile for sure!
Blessed Assurance indeed!! Thank you JESUS from the bottom of my heart. I am nothing without you. ❣️👑
Amen
I give God thanks for opening my understand of his plans to fulfill our lives with joy and abundance of his redemptive love and marvelous grace., in Jesus Name. May our Father God continue to bless your ministry and your obedience in spreading his message of the gospel. AMEN!!