"The Gospel cannot live, fight, conquer without prayer-prayer unceasing, instant and ardent." E. M. Bounds
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek." (Romans 1:16)
Thank God for GraceGrace is amazing. The Bible teaches that God’s gift of salvation is given to us by grace. Man’s feeble attempts to try please God by his works have always fallen short. We are not able to please God because of the weakness of our flesh. We are sinners by nature because we all have the nature of Adam. We find ourselves thinking like Paul: “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” Romans 7:19 We cry out like Paul: “O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Romans 7:24 God has revealed the “Who” that can deliver us from sin and death. It is His Son, Jesus Christ. God’s grace provided our Deliverer. God has “delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.” Colossians 1:13 We now can say with Paul. “I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord.” Romans 7:25 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 Give the Lord thanks for His amazing Grace!
1 Chronicles 4:9-10
If we desired the blessings of God as much as God wanted to bless us, our cups would be full and running over. Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life; and that they might have it more abundantly." Jabez believed God enough to ask for His blessings. What have you asked God for this week?