Monday, 10 May 2010

Amarachukwu; The grace of God

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And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have SUFFERED a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1st Peter 5:10

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, "My grace is SUFFICIENT for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong 2nd Corinthians 12: 8-10

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age Titus 2: 11-12

Today's post is based on the sermon notes I took during service yesterday. Thanks to Pastor Dipo O for sharing what he heard at the feet of the Master. I thank God for my Pastors, yesterday I really needed to hear that message. Like I could have just gone home when we read the first verse because I just knew that was God speaking to me directly. Amarachukwu- 'The grace of God'. Indeed the struggle is over.

God's grace upon your life enables ordinary 'ole us do extraordinary things for God. Grace adds God's super to my natural enabling me to be supernaturally natural. This is my season of grace, the grace that separates me from the struggle. There is a difference between working hard and toiling. Toiling represents putting all your effort into something without any appreciable results. I'm tired of toiling, I've invited Jesus into my boat and I'm throwing my nets wide out for a catch.

Why do we need the grace of God? We need the grace of God for salvation, for by grace we have been saved through faith lest we boast. Grace is that divine leveller for all become equal at the foot of the cross. The grace of God enables us to live above sin and walk in righteousness. Lord I thank you because by your grace, I can say NO to ungodliness. We can't overcome temptation in our own power we must always lean on the grace of God. Grace means obedience to God. There is a grace upon my life to accomplish God's purpose for my life, there is a grace for achievement and walking in destiny.

The grace of God is not a license to sin or to live at the edges wondering how far we can push the lines before we fall. Shall we continue to sin that grace may abound? The grace of God enables you to endure the trials that inevitably come our way. The grace of God will strengthen us and enable us fulfill our calling no matter what comes our way.

It doesn't matter what you are going through now, how deep the valley is, how uncertain the road less travelled looks remember that His grace is continuously with you when you make the decision to let go and hold on to Him. His grace is more than and will always be more than sufficient.

I feel so relieved because I know I must live according to my name. Amarachukwu: The grace of God.

Remain blessed and highly favoured

Zoe B

7 comments:

Jaycee said...

Grace adds God's super to my natural enabling me to be supernaturally natural..."

Hallelujah. I'm glad I read this. I am nothing without His grace.

Tisha said...

zoe, thanks so much, you are a blessing
Grace makes me supernatural

not just little ol' tisha
but little ol' tisha's words
backed by God

nyemoni! said...

Beautiful writing as usual Sis...His Grace is always certain!!! Can I catch up on all the years of reading I have lost? I will certainly try! Well done

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

Me too o. I am tired of toiling... I am tired of struggling. I need his grace. I was sure blessed by that one.

Amarachukwu... didn't know until now that, that is the meaning. Awesome!

Blessings Zoe.

- LDP

Mwajim Al said...

I love the distinction you made between 'toiling' and 'hard work'. "It doesn't matter what you are going through now, how deep the valley is, how uncertain the road less travelled looks remember that His grace is continuously with you when you make the decision to let go and hold on to Him. His grace is more than and will always be more than sufficient." Its funny how God has given us the tools t get by, yet its still ever so easy to never make use or fully trust him to work His will...

Alisa said...

Great post, this is my youngest daughter's middle name.

Anonymous said...

lovely and inspiring post. my name is amarachi as well. bless u