I’m Praying For You: Part Three

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”

All-Consuming Love

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: Part Two

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”

Introduction To Grace

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.