GROWING IN GRACE

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL
DATE: TUESDAY 22 MARCH 2016
THEME: GROWING IN GRACE
Memorise:
But grow in grace, and in the
knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be glory both
now and for ever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18
Read: Titus 2:15
15 These things speak, and exhort,
and rebuke with all authority. Let no
man despise thee.
Message
It is the responsibility of every
Christian to grow spiritually. It is not
enough for us to allow our spiritual
growth to be at the expense of the
pastors, or the number of church
programmes we attend. There is a
need to be personally committed to
your growth. The capacity of growth
is within the grace and knowledge
which has been given to us by Jesus
Christ. The fact that Jesus became a
sacrifice for us is an expression of
the height of love which the Fathers
has for us. Each time we put this in
remembrance, it should condition us
to do only those things which are
pleasing and acceptable to God.
Many people today have abused the
grace of God, they became so
familiar with the ways and acts of
God. The fact that we do not see fire
fall like the days of old, or the fact
that we do not see the manifestation
of instant judgment like when the
ground opened and swallowed those
leaving in rebellion to God’s
authority, does not mean God has
gone on vacation. It only means that
many people have frustrated the
grace of God in their lives and have
totally stopped growing spiritually.
Believers must collectively ask for the
spirit of prompt obedience to the
instructions and commandments of
God. There is great grace in the
covenant and if you don’t take the
grace of God for granted, you will
enjoy every provision accessible in it.
The moment the grace of God leaves
a person, it is disgrace that takes
over. This we can confirm through
the experience of King Saul and
David.
Believers should not toy with sin
because the devil is out searching for
that one moment of carelessness. We
need to always be on guard and use
the grace of God to dislodge the devil
and his agents. It is the grace of God
that helps us to justify our calling as
children of God. There is nothing
unique about us, it only pleased the
Almighty God to count us worthy to
be vessels in His hands and this is
what the devil is sad about. If not
for the grace of God, many of us are
not qualified to be saved by account
of our pasts deeds, yet He chose to
use us and bless us with great talents
and abilities. May the grace of God
over your life continue to abound in
Jesus’ name.
Let us always remember that we
were not chosen because we were
better, we were chosen because of
the grace of God. You are a product
of divine grace, therefore hold unto
whatever He has promised you. You
may be forgotten, but God is
preparing you to show forth His glory
in your life.
Prayer point:
Father, let your grace be sufficient
for me in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Judges 6:36-8:28
and Job 40:15-41:4
AUTHOR: Pst. E. A. ADEBOYE
HYMN 12: MY HOPE IS BUILD ON
NOTHING LESS
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.
Chorus:
On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.
2. When darkness veils His lovely
face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
Chorus:
3. His oath, His covenant, His blood,
Support me in the whelming flood;
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay.
Chorus:
4. When He shall come with trumpet
sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.
Chorus.

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