Topic: How Does God’s Grace Get You Through?
“My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that what you are experiencing is truly part of God’s grace for you. Stand firm in this grace.” 1 Peter 5:12 (NLT)
Daily Hope with Rick Warren Devotional 26th January 2021
You’ll face many pitfalls in the marathon of life. But regardless of what you go through, you can count on God’s sustaining grace.
There are three times in life when it will be easy for you to stumble, to get cast off to the side of the race, and to not finish well. But in each of these situations, God’s sustaining grace will get you through it.
God’s sustaining grace helps you keep standing when you’re tempted. Temptation is the first thing that can cause you to stumble. The Bible says, “God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure” (1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT).
God says, “I will provide the sustaining grace to always give you a way of escape.” That way of escape may mean turning the television channel. It may mean running out the door. It may mean changing the way you’re thinking. But God will provide a way to escape temptation.
But where do you get the power to do the right thing when you’re dead tired? “It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts” (2 Corinthians 1:21-22 NLT). Having the Holy Spirit in your heart gives you the energy to do the things you can’t do in your own power.
God’s sustaining grace gives you the power to keep going when you’re troubled. There are some hurts that all the wishing in the world won’t make go away. Some things in life are unplanned, unrelenting, and undeserved—and they hurt the most.
What do you do in those situations? You first stop doing the “if only” game and instead focus on Christ and his sustaining power. Isaiah 41:10 says, “Don’t worry, because I am with you. Don’t be afraid, because I am your God. I will make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you” (NCV).
Remember that you’re never alone in life and never without hope. Whether you’re tempted, tired, or troubled, you can count on God’s sustaining grace to uphold you.
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Joseph Prince Devotional 6th March 2021 – The Divine Exchange Has Set You Free
Joseph Prince Devotional 6th March 2021 Today’s Message
TOPIC: The Divine Exchange Has Set You Free
In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. – 1 John 4:9
Jesus wore the crown of thorns on His head so that you can have a sound mind free from fears, guilt, depression, anxieties and stress.
Jesus’ feet brought Him to places where there was lack, diseases, condemnation and even death. At the cross, those feet were nail-pierced so that you do not need to be in such places yourself. He has rescued you from having to accept and suffer these things in life.
Jesus didn’t have to. He chose to. Why? Because He loves you. He spared not even Himself so that you may have every blessing of health, wholeness and abundant life!
This devotional is from Healing Promises. Find out more about the book here.
Joseph Prince Devotional 6th March 2021 Today’s Message – Joseph Prince (born 15 May 1963, Singapore) is the senior pastor of New Creation Church in Singapore, one of Asia’s biggest churches. He was one of the church’s founders in 1983
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Kenneth Copeland Devotional 6th March 2021 – Victorious Praise
Scripture: When he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers to sing to the Lord and praise Him in their holy [priestly] garments as they went out before the army, saying, Give thanks to the Lord, for His mercy and lovingkindness endure forever! – 2 Chronicles 20:21, The Amplified Bible
Praise precedes victory!
You can see a graphic example of that in 2 Chronicles 20. There, the Bible tells us that a multitude of forces was marching against Israel. The army of Israel was so outnumbered, they literally didn’t know what to do. So they fasted and prayed until they received a word from God. “Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicle 20:15, The Amplified Bible).
Do you know what they did in response to that word? They put together a praise choir! That’s right. They appointed singers and praisers and sent them out in front of the army! And when that choir began to sing, the Word tells us that “the Lord set ambushments against the men…who had come against Judah, and they were [self-]slaughtered” (verse 22).
When it was all over, not one Israelite had fallen—and not one of their enemies had escaped. What’s more, when they came to take the spoil, they found so many cattle, goods, garments and other precious things, it took them three whole days to haul it all home.
Now, that’s victory! And it all began with praise.
Are you looking for that kind of victory today? Then stand up and shout, “Glory!” After all, you’re in the same situation those Israelites were in. You have an army marching against you, but Jesus has already defeated it. He won that battle for you on Resurrection morning.
All that’s left for you to do is trust Him and begin to praise. Sound out those praises today. Speak them, sing them, declare them in the face of your enemy. Once he hears them, he’ll know he doesn’t even stand a chance.
2 Chronicles 20:1-22
Kenneth Copeland Devotional 6th March 2021 was written by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, the leaders of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries (www.KCM.org) that specializes in teaching principles of bible faith – prayer, healing, salvation and other biblical topics.
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th March 2021 – Melchizedek, the Priest Like Jesus
Topic: Melchizedek, the Priest Like Jesus
Opening Prayer: Oh Lord, grant me divine guidance as I read and meditate on your word in Jesus name.
Scripture: Hebrews 7:1-14
Question(s) for Reflection
• What does the passage teach about God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit? • What is God revealing to me in this passage?
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th March 2021 Message:
Abraham was a great man because he was the father of all Israel, but Melchizedek was greater in what ways (vs 4-10)? The priesthood of Melchizedek foreshadowed that of Christ. His priesthood existed before and is far higher than that of Aaron (see Genesis 14:17-24 and Psalm 110:4). He was both a priest and a king, a combination that is not allowed in the Aaronic priesthood. In the Levitical order, strict records of ancestry, birth and death are kept, to confirm a person’s right to be a priest (cf. Ezra 2:62-63; Nehemiah 7:63-65).
However, no such records exist for Melchizedek. They are not necessary, because his priesthood, like that of Christ, is not limited by time or Levitical laws (vs.1-3). Why was there a need for a new priesthood in the order of Melchizedek (vs.11-12)? The Aaronic and Levitical priesthoods were imperfect but that of Melchizedek was perfect.
All New Testament believers, just like Christ, now have a priestly-king status that enables us to function as His royal representatives in the marketplace (see 1 Peter 2:9; Rev. 1: 6). It should be noted that while the priest intercedes or mediates between the people and God, the king promulgates and declares laws/decrees that are obeyed within the kingdom he rules/reigns).
• What Next? Think of some specific ways you can use your privileges and position as Christ’s royal ambassador to bring positive change to the face of Africa.
• Any new insight or reinforcement of what you already know?
• Heavenly Father, thank you for making me a priest and king to my generation. Help me to represent you well each day. • Ask the Lord of grace for greater success in the coming week than in the passing week.
Prayer for the week
Pray for the Senate and National Assembly. Pray for them to lead wisely. Pray against confusion and insincerity among them. Pray for New Testament Christian Church.
Offer a prayer of faith in line with
• Job 1-2; 1 Cor. 1
Scripture Union Daily Guide 6th March 2021. Scripture Union is an international, inter-denominational, evangelical Christian organization. It was founded in 1867, and works in partnership with individuals and churches across the world. The organization’s stated aim is to use the Bible to inspire children, young people and adults to know God.
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