Witnessing…Why Do That?

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The definition of witness is:

Attesting to a fact, a person who gives evidence of something specific, one who testifies, one who has personal knowledge of something, and to give public affirmation.

To witness for the Lord is to tell others these POWERFUL bible scriptures:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Matthew 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

  1. You should tell others that God loves you and gave up His only Son for you so you can have eternal life.
  2. That you have sin in your life and fall way short of God’s glory and holiness.
  3. That you need to be real sorry and repent of your sin.
  4. That Jesus was born of a virgin mother, died, was buried and rose again from the dead for you.
  5. You need to declare this and believe in Jesus Christ so you can have eternal life.

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This is the bible basics of our faith. These are the things that Jesus and the disciples testified about. If these few scriptures were all you knew about your faith (and I hope this is not the case) and you went out and preached these scriptures you could turn this world upside down. We should be doing this! But are we?

Witnessing is testifying about what God has done for you and you telling others about the remarkable facts of salvation.

Why should we do this?

How should we do this?

The why..…The #1 reason is….  BECAUSE THE LORD ASKED US TO IN HIS WORD!!!!!!

Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (This is God’s will for our lives)witnessing 2

God doesn’t need us to work for Him but He is giving us an opportunity to serve Him for our benefit as well as for others. He could’ve taken us home right after salvation but God chose to use us to bless others with the same opportunity that was afforded us.

The how….How requires 2 separate parts.

1. The first part of this answer is with the power of the Holy Spirit. He’s at the forefront of witnessing because He is the one who has already been speaking to that person’s heart to convict them of their sin and to accept Jesus. So depending on where that person is at in the process of seeking answers in their life is where you fit in. They may be ripe for the pickings or they might be at the beginning of the surrendering process. You have no way of knowing so just be available to the Lord.

2. The second part is that we should have a plan on how we will witness or testify of the Lords goodness and plan of salvation for their life.

There are many ways to do this such as:

  1. Straight up approaching someone directly and doing a one on one approach.
  2. Going out with an evangelistic group and doing things like street ministry.
  3. Casually using a friendship or relationship that you have with someone to get close enough with them until the Holy Spirit leads you to talk about the good news of the Gospel.
  4. Committing to praying for a person’s salvation.
  5. Using tracts

All Christians should have a plan to be a witness for the Lord. It’s not an easy thing to do in today’s world but there is a way and we must be ready and prepared. We must work in cooperation with the Holy Spirit. We should know the basic reason for our faith. We should be prayerful. We should be bold but not pushy.

I use to have a great deal of fear about witnessing but now I’m not fearful anymore. When I think about the eternal future of my fellow-man I feel I great compassion. Now that I’m older and see my time quickly passing, I want to spend the rest of my life making a difference in others’ lives so that they can have a chance for eternal life. So I figured out the witnessing style that works best for me and I have tried to perfect it. Allow me to share the way I approach sharing my faith with others.

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My pamphlet

This is my pamphlet

I call my way…”The Pamphlet”     

Many years ago my way of witnessing was to wear my “I love Jesus button” every single time I stepped out my house.  I had religious stickers on the bumper of my car. I was also armed with gospel tracts that I bought from a Christian bookstore. I did this for many years until one day the Lord told me not to use those things anymore. It’s not that there was anything wrong with them. The Lord said it was time for me to let my light shine. It was time for me to speak up about my faith. I was like…”YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT GOD?” I felt like God pushed me into a crowd of people and said go for it. I did tell God that I was available so I happily obliged Him.   I did street witnessing with another church member every Saturday for a year. That was real nerve-wracking, but the more I did it the better I got. I gave out a lot of pre-made gospel tracks but I felt it wasn’t my story so I wrote my own personal story about my life and how I became a Christian. My wonderful husband made it into a pamphlet for me.witnessing 6

 

So what I do is I strike up a conversation with anybody about anything like the weather or that I like their handbag. When I finish talking I say this…” I’ve been through a lot and this is my story”. They take my pamphlet and say thank you. This works every time!!! I’ve given out 2,500 pamphlets and I just purchased a new box of 1,000 more. I leave them in stores and waiting rooms and I put them on bulletin boards… just everywhere I can. I’ve written a few different ones like one on my battle with depression and suicide and how God healed me.witnessing

Everyone has a story and there’s nobody better to tell it than you! You should testify of God’s goodness of how He got you though that hard time and the story of your salvation. This could be your way of being a witness for the Lord. Will you take some steps to prepare yourself to be a better witness?  Will you think about it and write your story or do any other thing to spread the gospel?

 

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How merciful is God?

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Matthew 27:44 The robbers who had been crucified with Him were also insulting Him with the same words.

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So you think you’re a dag gone King or something.  You’re a piece of trash you idiot!!!

 

Luke 23:39-43  One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, “Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!” 40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, “Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong.” 42 And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!” 43 And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.

How merciful is our God?

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Son of God…have mercy on me!!  Please!

 

As I was reading and pondering the events of the crucifixion of Jesus I was thinking about how the two thieves crucified with Christ were bad mouthing, disrespecting (AKA dissing) Jesus. Both were involved in the insulting but something happened to just one of them. He had a change of heart, a change of mind and the recognition of who God was. He also recognized the kingdom of God. Wow…you would think it would take a lot of teaching to understand the kingdom of God and the justice of God too. He didn’t have time to read a bible or even be witnessed to by anyone. His time for being alive was almost gone. How did he figure all this out in the last minutes of his life?

I believe the power of the Holy Spirit was right there revealing truth and offering mercy from God to these two men. God was trying to offer salvation/eternal life to them right up to the bitter end but only one would accept the gift of salvation. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16) This promise extends throughout a person’s entire life right down to the last second.

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Remember Me Jesus!!!  Please!

 

I was so moved in my heart as I pondered the fact of God’s mercy and amazing grace and I will never stop praying for people that I’ve been praying for salvation for years. I also realized how many chances God gives everyone to make it to heaven. GOD IS SO MERCIFUL!!!

The death and resurrection of Jesus is for whosoever!! Whosoever means any person. Any person who will declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Jesus could have been crucified by himself but I believe God included the other two men to make a point.  God used this opportunity to show His mercy by offering forgiveness for the thieves on the cross.  He also showed mercy for the murderers present and for all of us humans who need a Savior.

(We should never assume anyone went to hell when they died.  I have been near death a few times and even though I was a Christian the first thing that came to my mind was to ask God to forgive me of my sins.  It’s a natural instinct that comes on you in the face of extreme danger. I know not all people will feel that way and they will die in their sinful state.)

This holiday season… lets remember how merciful God is. Jesus death and resurrection should affect us all day every day!  He commands us to remember!

Jesus offers us LIFE eternal. Thank you Jesus!!

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

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Do Ya’ll know where I work?

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I just got a fresh revelation:

And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment; 9 concerning sin, because they do not believe in Me;…John 16:8

He is the Holy Spirit.

The job of witnessing to the unsaved has already been accomplished by the Holy Spirit!! They already got the heads up….they got the memo about Jesus!!  So when we approach them they are already under heavy conviction!!  Oh how God loves his creations and they just reject him.  So non believers….they know… because the Holy spirit is already giving them pressure!  They are being rebellious!!!  THEY ARE TRULY WITHOUT EXCUSE!!!!

By the time we get to them they have been already telling God no for all their lives.

At some point we might get to witness to one of the unsaved whose heart is sufficiently softened and they finally want to believe!  I’m determined to find these people.  My heart breaks for people who reject God’s precious gift of Jesus who died because He loved them so much! God has done everything from sending the Holy Spirit to making it so that the earth itself reveals God.  Then God uses other Christians to reach out to them on top of all that!!   Again…THEY ARE TRULY WITHOUT EXCUSE!!!!work 3

These people don’t believe the good news or even want to hear about it.  But we…me and you…are walking billboards for Jesus with invisible signs on our chest saying…follow me to Jesus!  They don’t know that we are Christ workers empowered by the Holy Spirit to be representatives for the kingdom.  We walk around in stealth mode emitting an anointing of Christ love for them.  We zap them with our spiritual stun guns and either they fall down and come up new or they just shake it off and walk away.work gun

I punch in everyday for this job and work all day.  Pay is low now… but it has a GREAT pension plan!  I’ll be able to retire and live a GREAT life in the future.  In the meantime I must get back to work so talk to you later!

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I’m on the clock for Jesus!

Abortion

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Isaiah1:16-17 Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

In my deep prayer times with God I experienced the beginning of my life that began in Gods mind. God revealed how I began and how much He loves me. When I became a committed Christian God told me to love myself because He created me and that is when I became a person. I knew I had to love what He created which included me. He designed me to have the talents that are unique to me. He gave me my spirit and a special place in His heart and mind. He loved me so much before I even came to this earth. God said He doesn’t focus on my outward features although it’s a part of His design. My features are a result of my parents and any imperfections in my human body is a result of original sin.

The spirit within a human is very sick but sin sickness can be healed by receiving Gods Son Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Isaiah 53:5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Then throughout our life we must study the bible, pray and develop a spiritual life that is pleasing to God so that we can grow spiritually.  Then one day we will return back to the creator. Ecclesiastes 12:7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

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So when a baby is born his or her life was already developed or started from God. When babies die they go right back to God and their physical body goes into the ground. When a baby is aborted by natural or other causes that life is not lost. That baby is spiritually alive and living in heaven. 2 Samuel 12:23 But now that he is dead, why should I go on fasting? Can I bring him back again? I will go to him, but he will not return to me.”

 

People’s soul come from God’s heart and mind. People are perfect when they come from God because there is no sin or evil in God this is why God so loves the world (John 3:16).   The circumstances when that person crosses from heaven to earth to be born is drama from day one because of the original sin that had engulfed the earth when Adam and Eve sinned. No baby born is a mistake no matter what circumstance they are born under!!! They are people created by God and their life began when that egg and sperm met. That is their human beginning at that very second. There is no turning back… that life is real and alive!

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When a baby is aborted by man’s hands…it’s like cutting off Gods plan for that life. That babies spirit was released from heaven and anyone stopping that life from living is overstepping God’s plan for that person. Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the LORD…..

I do crafts and floral designs. I create things. If I made one of my beautiful creations and gave it to someone and they destroyed it on purpose in front of me….. I would be shocked, crushed and devastated!!!

I don’t think God would be crushed and devastated because those emotions would not make sense for Him because of who He is but I believe He would NOT be pleased with mans disobedience because of this scripture: Exodus 20:13 You shall not murder. (Cause the death of a living thing)

What is a life?

Psalms 14:13-15 13For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 15My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;…

Just because a baby is in the very early stages of life…”embryo” and “fetus” does not mean that it’s not living. The spirit of that fetus is fully formed and human already. My brother died when he was a baby and when I get to heaven and see him he will be able to talk to me because in heaven he is complete and no longer a baby.

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Babies can’t speak or care for themselves. They are completely helpless.  I tell you their spirit inside of them is fully intact and if they were not in a mortal body they could interact with us. So to cut out the life of an unborn baby for any reason is just not fair .  They deserve their chance to live just like we got our chance to live.

Since this goes against Gods plan for humans and against what the bible teaches… then we humans are in line for some big responses from God. In the bible there are many examples of God‘s response to sin such as the story of Lot and Noah. God don’t play!

People don’t want to talk about all the horrific things that have been happening all over the world because “God is a good God” and wouldn’t allow stuff like that to happen. But if you really understood about the Holiness of God…if you really knew God through reading His word and from praying… you to would know and understand that…” God don’t play and put up with immoral behavior”!!!

There are two words that I hear God saying to me…Repentance and humbling. These two words are so enormous for this worlds situation that I’m just blown away by the spiritually deep meaning of them.  Repentance and humbling are the keys to getting in a right place with God right now.

I believe many are speaking up for the tiny voices crying out from their mother’s womb. I believe people will no longer be silent about any sin. If it’s going against God word in His holy bible then it is sin. Right is right and wrong is wrong. This basic moral and spiritual concept still remains true and is unchanged no matter what society says. We are all paying a high cost for sin and can no longer be silent.

The bible says what is says!

Deuteronomy 30:16 For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.

If a person doesn’t believe the most read book ever written and published, that has lasted thousands of years which is God’s instruction to humans then there is where the real problem lies.

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There is nothing that this little blog can do…but I appeal to the humanity that is in every human being to really think about this.  4 of my 6 children were born prematurely and I tearfully watched as their little poorly formed bodies struggled just to breath and live… and live they did.  They wanted to live and every time I look at my adult children I’m so grateful that they are alive!!!  My heart breaks for all the many millions af babies that never got their chance…to live…..

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Oh God… forgive us and help us!

 

 

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Where are all the other babies?

Mass shootings and other disasters

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My daughter works in Manhattan NY and during 9/11 our family was extremely concerned about her safety. She had to flee the city on foot like everyone else not knowing about potential dangers that might come her way. Information that the subways might be the terrorist next target was unnerving. My daughter had to go back to work eventually and I asked her how will she deal with the stress of more possible attacks. She said…” mom whatever is going to happen will happen and I have to go on living my life.”

Matthew 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

We cannot panic or stress out because of lifes potential dangers. We must live our lives without constant fear enveloping us. We who are Christians can achieve this because of our Father God and because of the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. We need to keep our mind on the one who can do this in our lives and that is Jesus Christ. He is the only stress reliever I know of who can give us peace of mind, strength, hope and courage.   This is a big advantage in today’s world.

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Philippians 4:6-7  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

What about all the killings? Its evil in the highest form and you can trace this evilness back to satan. Then more trouble came when Adam and Eve introduced sin to this world and that manifested evil to earth.

Another reason for the evilness is the condition of a killer’s heart and mind. They have been fully consumed by pure evil and care nothing except the devil’s evil agenda to the point of not caring about their own lives or family. IF satan HAS YOUR MIND…THEN HE HAS YOU!!!. This is why it’s so important to have your mind on the right thing. This is also why evil people look evil….their eyes reveal the darkness in their heart and soul.   Sin is disfiguring.

 

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How did humanity get to this point?

  1. First we must refer back to the biblically predicted conditions of this world. 2 Timothy 3:1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
  2. We must ponder the repercussion of the world’s rejection of the biblical laws of God.
  3. There has been a breakdown of morality in our society.
  4. Lack of evangelism and making disciples.
  5. Asking God for lots of things for now and not enough of praying for future generations. In other words lack of kingdom building.
  6. Lack of humility. Pride and arrogance also played a part too.

 

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How do we deal with people who are evil based insane or just plain evil?

  1. The devil has already been defeated!!! He doesn’t win in the end he was defeated at the cross! His demise is a done deal!  Evil people are Gods to deal with and us to pray about.
  2. Since the battle is the Lord’s we must get under His instruction and plans as what to do about the evil that is plaguing us right now.  God has the way out and we should obey His word and follow His lead.
  3. We must repent. We must humble ourselves and submit to Gods authority.
  4. We must be obedient to the Lord.
  5. We need to Serve Him.
  6. We should praise and worship Him at all times even in the midst of trouble and danger.
  7. Study and know God’s word.
  8. We have to pray and intercede.
  9. We must love our neighbor.
  10. Christians have to be bold, wise and discerning following the lead of the Holy Spirit in evangelizing.

Ephesians 6: 10-13 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Evil is always going to be here!!! God had a plan and that plan is filed under the name of Jesus Christ.   Jesus completed God’s plan. God had a plan for us and that is filed under obedience. We need to get with God’s plan. We need to know we are under the blood and we’re covered so we can go on out into the battle and be on the front lines without fear of what man can do to us. Romans 8:31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

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On the word of God!!!

This is not a time to fear but a time of faith in God’s word no matter what. We need to encourage each other, pray together and study God’s word together and then get out in the highways and byways making disciples. The enemy is surely making his disciples!!!!!! That’s for sure!!!!

If we are not going to put God first in our lives…

If we are not going to live righteously…

If we are not going to study God’s word…

If we are not going to pray…

If we are not going to humble ourselves…..

If we are not going to submit to Jesus Christ then………………………………………….

Ephesians 6:18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Fear not and have hope because…….

1 Thessalonians 4: 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18Therefore comfort one another with these words. Remember that this is awaiting us after all is said and done! We will forever be with the Lord forever!

We can do this!!!

Hang in there!!!

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How I Celebrate Christmas

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I buy gifts, I bake cookies and I do celebrate Jesus birth in a traditional holiday way. Christmas time is a great celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior. I’ve learned to keep my precious Jesus in this holiday season. Christmas takes a while to come and then it’s over in one day. I try to make good use of the entire holiday season.

 

There are a few important things that I would like to share about celebrating Christmas.

  1. I use the Christmas season to allow God use me to minister to others. I spread the love of Jesus by giving a small gift or card to the many people that I’ve come into contact with this past year. Christmas is a big opportunity for evangelism!! I try to invite people into my home to show the love of Jesus. There’s no other holiday better than Christmas that we can use to bring that warm fuzzy feeling to touch a person’s heart. It will keep the reason for the season at the forefront. What better birthday present could we give to Jesus…souls!
  2. Another important thing about Christmas is that it’s a big reminder of God’s love for me. Jesus being born supernaturally for me and for you is the greatest show of love. It was the earthly beginning of God’s plan for my eternal soul.  Christmas is LOVE!
  3. The Last important thing about Christmas is what I do with it is up to me. I can spend Christmas with OVER THE TOP indulgence of food and gifts or I can spend it like the grateful adopted daughter of the most powerful being in the entire universe.  Moderation is key here.  I need to follow the lead of the Holy Spirit.

Remember to try not to act extra holy just at Christmas time and Resurrection day (Easter). Just keepin’ it real here. Our Christian walk should be an everyday all-day time consisting of worshiping and praising God, walking with God, studying about God and serving God. Psalms 34:1 …..I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

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The Christmas story is in the bible but the Christmas holiday is not. We can still use this holiday to bring Glory to our God.

Father God…we thank you for the gift of your wonderful Son Jesus Christ. Thank you for loving us so much. Please help us to be creative, wise and discerning this Christmas season. Please send people in our direction and help us to be sensitive to the Holy Spirits leading. In Jesus name Amen.

 

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Mark 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

 

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What is the Grace of God?

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2 Corinthians 12:9 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.

Early in my walk with the Lord I was facing many difficult trials. When I first started asking God for help I would always come to the scripture verse above. It use to really make me a little mad because I needed some big miracles and all of my problems solved and I thought…all I can get was some….grace? That answer didn’t do it for me at that time. Years later after many trials and as I matured in the Lord…I began to learn how wonderful grace really was for me back then and how important it is in my life now.Grace of God 2

I’ve suffered from a rare illness that has affected my whole life. My mother in law gave me a book that influenced my outlook on going through a chronic illness. It’s called…Asked for Healing Given Grace. So what really is this grace? Most sermons I’ve heard on this subject says grace is unmerited favor and this is a true statement. But I need to have a more comprehensive understanding on what is grace.

The first biblical example of the grace of God is in the beginning of the bible with the very first humans Adam and Eve.

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God’s Grace

Genesis 1:8-9 They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God called to the man, and said to him, “Where are you?”

Genesis 1:24The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them

God could have wiped them out for their disobedience but He had mercy on their souls and extended His graciousness. He was so gentle with them. His presence came down to earth to talk to them and He even made them clothes. I think God showed them a great deal of grace and mercy.

Noah found also found grace. Genesis 6:8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. Mary Jesus mother found it too. Luke 1:30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.

God does not have to be gracious to anyone He doesn’t chose to. But He does extend mercy to all who want to be a part of His life through His Son Jesus Christ.

Exodus 33:19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy.

I believe God is saying in this verse that His graciousness is His goodness and kindness. TV portrays gods as being mean or having an evil side because they have power. But that’s man view of a god. Our God is “KIND and GOOD”. (Let’s not forget that He’s just also.)  I don’t think we have the capability of understanding the degree of goodness God is. I think if we did we wouldn’t be as fearful and doubtful as we are at times.

Mark 10:28 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good–except God alone. Psalms 136:1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good….

Jesus Christ declares God as being GOOD!

Exodus 34:6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,

God Himself declares Himself as being… compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—

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The grace of God is how we have been saved from God’s wrath and it’s a gift to us. This gift was given to us through Jesus Christ death and resurrection.

So as you can see there is quite a lot involved in this “amazing grace”. God is a very complex supernatural being. He has made some knowledge about His attributes and character known to us…but He is still a mystery to us because of the complexity of His overall nature. I have written 7 blog on the holiness of God and I have to admit…after I wrote the last one I was a little…terrified getting a taste of knowing how powerful He is. After studying about His grace….I’m so glad I realize just how loving and gracious He is. For God SO LOVED the world….John 3:16.

There are words that come to my mind about the grace of God:

  1. Loving
  2. Merciful
  3. Graciousness
  4. A Savior
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Favor
  7. Compassion
  8. Faithful
  9. Caring
  10. Shepherd
  11. A covering
  12. Support
  13. Protector
  14. Sustainer
  15. Blessing

Grace is necessary for the human spirit’s survival!!  First of all my soul would have stayed spiritually dead after my death without Gods’ grace. I could not make it every second of every day without God’s grace because life is hard and full of trials. When I was living without God’s grace I was alone, suicidal and searching for meaning in my life. I was rotten inside in my own evilness and moral disobedience to the nature of God. I needed grace like a drug that could heal my sin sickness. Grace was that pill I swallowed to receive God’s gift of grace and healing for my soul.

When I found out that I had cancer…I looked for and received the grace of God and He gave me the support I needed to get through that very scary and difficult time.

Grace is God Himself!! It’s God and all of His POWER involved in our lives!!!  WHEN WE NEED GRACE…WE REALLY NEED GOD!!!!! Do you get it now? We need God! We need who He is! We are nothing without Him and we are nothing without His grace. You cannot take grace and put it in a little box because grace is attached to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They all contribute to this unique nature of God for overcoming power in our lives.

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Trying to understand God’s grace or any of the other supernatural things about God is like trying to hold water in your hands without a cup. You know your hand is wet…you can feel the effects but you just can’t hold on to it. I try hard to hold onto the supernatualness of God but it slips away because of my humanity. But inside of me… my spiritman knows that these things are real and available to me. The bible reveals this truth by the power of the Holy Spirit living inside of me.

We may not totally comprehend the grace of God but we can glean enough to apply it to our minds and have peace in our souls. I know that we have this wonder gift of God to cover us all day every day. We are not without His mercy, help and love at all times. We are His Child!!!!! Feel secure in this today. Fear not and have peace in your mind. You have God’s amazing grace!

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