The grace of God is such a vast subject that scholars have filled volumes in examining its aspects. However, every believer needs to know the ways in which God's grace is essential to living and growing in the midst of his or her circumstances. One of my priorities has always been that the t ..
When we do not grow in grace, undesirable roots will begin to grow on the inside of us contaminating the pure power of God's presence. And not only will we be changed as the presence of grace fades in our lives, but those we influence may also be contaminated by the bitter results we experience. ..
How refreshing it is to be with those who live in grace! We notice it in their words, their priorities, and their interests. The world's standards do not dictate or even influence their goals. Their desire is to do the will of their Father in Heaven. Jesus reveals the attitude of grace in Lu ..
When God has gives us His vision, He supplies us with the grace to fully accomplish His plan and then sustain it. James 4:6 says, "God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble" (NKJV). When we humbly receive God's desire and pursue His plan with all our hearts, He will provide the gr ..
Our fall from grace can be seen when our personal ambition reigns supreme in our lives. It becomes apparent when we push to do what we want, regardless of God's desire for us. This kind of ambition can be very deceptive. It is always driven and directed by goals we want to accomplish. When our e ..
Our faith-filled prayers and giving bring our needs before the throne of God. Both our praying and our giving are evidence that we are looking to God to meet our needs or change our circumstances and not to our own ability. When we honor Him in our praying and giving, He will direct us and guide ..
When the Apostle Paul wrote the church at Galatia, he addressed a problem that often arises to challenge the Body of Christ in a variety of ways. Paul urged the young church to correct a doctrinal error to which they had yielded: the mistaken belief that their position with God and the power to ..
It is so important for us to realize that we must handle the wealth of this world in order to reach this world for God. The revival we are entering is of such a great magnitude that believers everywhere will be required to grow in all aspects in order to participate. That will certainly include ..
Our hearts desire should not be to gain wealth for our own lusts, but rather to minister to the needs of people in every area of life. It is important to have the funds necessary to help those in need, such as underwriting a mission project or helping to support a home for unwed mothers. The ..
The Apostle Paul points to the church of Macedonia as an example of the kind of giving that pleases God, advances His Kingdom, and activates His blessings in our personal lives. Notice what Second Corinthians 8:2-7 says from the Ben Campbell Johnson paraphrase: "In the midst of their suffering, ..