His Grace Is Sufficient
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Remember today that His grace is sufficient for you. His grace is sustaining, strengthening, enabling. It works miracles, it transforms hearts, it changes lives. As a daughter of God you have access to this grace in abundance!
We can never earn it and we cannot access it through any strength of our own. This is so humbling! God's strength is made perfect in our weaknesses. He makes good things from our bad choices. His grace is sufficient for our worst mistakes and it has the power to totally transform us. This means even at our weakest, God can use us to bring Him glory!
Realising we are weak and totally dependent on God isn't a reason to feel useless, but is liberating and encouraging - God is far more powerful and good than we could ever imagine! He changes us from the inside out to be more like Jesus. His grace is sufficient for us.
If you choose to receive this grace, how will it change the decisions you make this week? How will you call upon this grace to strengthen you so that you can be a light to the people around you?
His grace gives us the strength to live distinctively even when we are scared to be different. It enables us to reach out to the people around us who need God's grace. With this grace, we can become encouragers to those who are doubting or disheartened, we can learn how to love the people that we find challenging, we can become girls who are patient, gentle and kind. By God's grace we can become more like Jesus.
"When we give our weaknesses to God, His grace will turn them into something beautiful...” Heather Bixler
Let's be encouraged by this. By God's grace our sins have been forgiven, and we are able to start pursuing beautiful things. We do not have to be weighed down by our weaknesses and imperfections, but we can trust God's faithfulness and allow Him to use us and shape us.
Let's start reflecting God's grace to us through the choices that we make and the words that we speak. Let's start cultivating love in our hearts, readily showing grace to others as we continue to receive the infinite grace of a loving Father.