Welcome to my ongoing journal of my journey with God!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

May God Bless You and Give You Grace!

This statement has become my closing testament to my readers as I exit my journal entry each day. I thought I would give some background as to my intention by these chosen words. 

The word “May” for me is to HOPE and EXPECT with all my being that the phrase that follows comes to truth in your life. “God” is the ALMIGHTY, POWERFUL source that has the power to bring this truth alive in you. “Bless” as defined brings PROSPERITY, HAPPINESS, and ENCOURAGEMENT through DEVINE FAVOR. “You” are the recipient, and my guest on these pages and I am grateful you have stopped by. God wants to bless YOU, because you are HIS CHILD. “Give You,” states that it is a gift that God will BESTOW upon you — and He gives this based on your measure of faith.

“Grace” needs a bit more explanation. I recently attended a teaching by James Ryle that shed new light on this extra-ordinary word for me. He quoted the popular definition, and my bible’s definition of Grace as unmerited favor. This perspective defines mercy rather than Grace, and God knows we all need mercy! The real definition of Grace, in which he has given a rebirth to, comes straight from Jesus himself… 

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. (2 Cor. 12:9) 

So Grace defined by Jesus is His Power! The POWER OF CHRIST! And may it come upon you most in your weakest times to pull you back to life...as it has for me.

I hope this has given you insight as to how much I cherish and respect you as you follow along side me on this journey.

May God bless you and give you Grace!  Or should I say… 

I hope and expect that the power of God Almighty brings you prosperity, happiness and encouragement through His Divine favor that he bestows upon you, His child, and that the power of Christ rest within you always, especially in times of need! 

NOTE: There is much more to “Grace” than I am able to illustrate in these few words. I encourage you to listen to the teaching of James Ryle called Amazing Grace. http://truthworks.org/

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