God is the God of the unexpected. He doesn’t do what you think He would, but He does exceedingly abundantly more than you ask or think. And God does His mighty works in unexpected ways. In the season of advent, when we celebrate Jesus, we see in Him the unexpected. Before Christ came, everyone wasContinue reading “Unexpected”
What does God want from you? What is God’s will? Many people want to know what God’s will is for their life. They seek God for that elusive perfect career, or for the right mate. But what if knowing God’s will is more simple than that? What if, you knew something practical, that could alwaysContinue reading “God’s Will is Gratitude”
Greetings to everyone that will read these posts. I look forward to our journey together as we learn about, and grow in the grace of God.
This blog is called Refreshing Grace, because God’s grace, transforms you from the inside out and brings joy to your soul. Through faith, Grace( Jesus is the grace of God incarnate) brings you into the experience of the “times of refreshing” mentioned in Acts 3:19. My desire is to encourage others in the things of the Lord, and grow together in God’s grace.
To grow in grace and be refreshed by grace you must understand what grace is. Grace is the unmerited, undeserved favor of God. Grace is God giving you everything you don’t deserve. It has been said the grace is God’s riches at Christ’s expense. G-R-A-C-E is God’s-Riches-At-Christ’s-Expense. The grace of God has been fully demonstrated and revealed through Jesus Christ. He has done all the work that you could ever need. Jesus died for you and rose again that you might be forgiven and made righteous before God(ROM.5:1). When you are in a faith relationship with Him, God sees you as perfect, holy, and righteous.
Do you want to be refreshed? Rest in this. Jesus is your perfection. He is your right standing. He is everything that you ever wanted or needed. In Him you are blessed with every spiritual blessing (Eph.1:3). You are loved. Oh so loved. He loves you more than you can imagine. God the Father loves you as much as He loves Jesus ( John 17:23). As Jesus is, so are you in this world(1 John 4:17). When God sees you, He says, This is my beloved child, in whom I am well pleased.” Jesus makes you new. That is grace. That is refreshing.
Are you thirsty? Is your life missing something? Do you feel empty, or broken? Have you been seeking satisfaction and fulfillment in every way that you can? I have good news. You can be healed, and you can be whole. Your life matters, and whether you see it right now, or not, God has aContinue reading “Thirsty Gospel”
Faith, hope, and love, are three pillars of the Christian faith. When you understand faith, hope, and love, that understanding can guide you into personal victory, and deep joy. Many Christians use these words, but they don’t have deep understanding of what they actually mean, and how that applies to their journey. Let’s continue onContinue reading “Now Faith, Future Hope, Everlasting Love”
Life may be hard. The pressure is overwhelming. But I have good news. God’s got you in the palm of His hands. He loves you. He likes you. He is fighting for you. I’m praying for you. Read this prayer, and know, dear reader that I am lifting you up before the Father, carrying youContinue reading “I’m Praying For You: Part Four”
God is big. He is the God of exceedingly, abundantly more. There are things God wants to do in your life, that are far above what you can imagine. God is limitless. Never limit God in your thinking. Nothing is impossible with Him. He is your creator, and your sustainer. God has predestined you forContinue reading “Exceedingly Abundantly More”
Today I am praying for you. I am lifting up all my readers before the Lord. I hope you are all encouraged, and blessed, knowing that I am praying for you. Share this with your friends. Let them know that someone is praying for them. Our two scriptures for this session are Hebrews 4:16 andContinue reading “I’m Praying For You: Part Three”
Love. It gets a hold of you. Love colors everything you do. Love changes everything. When you love someone, you will sacrifice anything, give anything, do anything, for them. When love comes, everything else fades into the background. Love can be consuming. Love permeates everything it touches. Solomon spoke about love when he wrote, “PlaceContinue reading “All-Consuming Love”
I’m praying for you again. God is good and He has blessed you with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. God loves you and answers prayers. This is the next installment in this series. So if you didn’t catch the first I’m Praying For You, feel free to go back andContinue reading “I’m Praying For You: Part Two”