A new year is just beginning, and I want you to know that God has exciting plans for your life! Do you know that you can experience heaven on earth every day of your life? How can that be, you may ask? Well, read on . . .
(John 1:16 NKJV) . . . “And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.” The Amp… says, “For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.”
Jesus lived on the earth strengthened by grace and truth. Because of this he was empowered to experience everything that His spirit was supposed to. He used grace all day long. If it was a coat, then Jesus wore it all day every day. In fact His closest followers would all testify that Jesus was never seen without His coat on. Peter wrote that Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit and power and went around doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.
This is Grace!
Paul told us in Ephesians that the way a man gets saved is by GRACE. He said, that by grace we are saved through faith and then made it very clear for all to understand that it had nothing to do with us. All we did was to acknowledge that we needed salvation and then accept the work of redemption that Jesus provided on the cross of Calvary. When that simple choice was made, grace went into overdrive and made everything about us brand new. This, as you know is just the beginning. In the same way that we are saved, we are to experience every facet of our salvation. To this day, God believes that His salvation is the easiest experience one could have.
Our experience you could say is like wearing the coat we described earlier. Once you put it on, don’t ever take it off. Or we could make grace likened to a pair of new jeans. It’s sad, but so-o-o many never USE their grace. They tell everyone that they have a new pair of jeans and even thank God for their new jeans. BUT they don’t wear them!! If you were to witness this you would be screaming, “Put them on!” Our scripture says that we have grace heaped upon grace… way, way more than enough. God’s calculations were never for only a day or a week, they were calculated by an UNLIMITED spiritual equation.
The grace of God (through faith) forgave you of all sin. But this is just the start! Now PUT ON your jeans or your coat and begin to experience God’s unlimited grace in every area of your life. Enjoy God’s presence every day of 2012, listen to His voice and receive His direction, walk in divine health, pray for others and the list goes on and on! From spiritual things to having all your needs met, the grace of God is yours TODAY. Keep wearing your jeans, don’t ever take them off.