Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Today's Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

II Corinthians 12:9

TODAY’S THOUGHT
Troubles happen. There are so many variables in life. It is good to have dreams, to make plans and to choose paths; however, you and I know that things don’t always go the way we plan. What do we do when things seem to get all messed up? We’ve asked for wisdom, for guidance but now it calls for something more. Something very special. It calls for grace.

According to Merriam-Webster, grace means, “unmerited divine assistance”. This was given to us when He we asked Him to forgive us from all that we did to separate ourselves from Him. And more that that, He made us His child. Our forgiveness was totally unmerited. There was nothing we could do to deserve it. There was nothing we could do to earn it.

In today’s verse, Paul is saying that God wants us to live life in the same way we received His forgiveness and became His child – by relying on God’s unmerited divine assistance. Paul gave us his own testimony. When nothing was going right and Paul kept asking God to move in certain directions, God had to say, “No!” It was not the direction God had for Paul. Instead God was saying, “Paul you are going to have to trust me, but don’t worry, my grace, my intervention in your life that you could never earn, is going to get you through.”

This is what hope is about. This is what faith is based on. This is the reality of our walk with Christ. No matter what we go through, God promises that His grace is all we need! Today, admit to God your need for His grace in your life. Humble yourself before Him, and acknowledge His ability (and desire) to see you through this day.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I need You in my life today. I need Your divine assistance. I need Your amazing grace. I know that I do not deserve it. You have lavishly poured Your love into my life and I praise You. Thank You for all that You have done for me. Thank You that today, Your grace is all I need to get me through. In Jesus Name ~Amen!
 
~Tamara