Holy means to be “Set Apart” from ways of the world. As I hope this encourages you to dive into God’s Holy Word to hear the Message God wants you to hear today, think of God’s Message as a call on your life to be set apart from the ways of the world & to be Transformed into The Way (Jesus); Whom from the Beginning, God always intended for us to live through and by His Son.
We, who believe in Christ Jesus are “called” to Reach for Higher; even though we can miss that mark many times as a believer. Yet, this is God’s Grace that Christ himself has saved us and sent us a guide to make things right. We may miss that mark as we GROW up in Christ, but we are called to honor God in all that we do, even as we return to God to say, I am sorry, help me begin again! Because in doing so, trusting in God and believing also in the Grace we have in His Son, Christ Jesus, we might gain the opportunity to be a witness for Christ; SO THAT someone can see God’s love for them Today.
I always say, you should see God’s Son more through my mistakes, than through my goodness. It’s Grace with Mercy and Love. We are not perfect, BUT JESUS is! We are being MADE perfect in Christ, day by day and mistake by Grace and Glory Perfected in Christ. We need Jesus for Grace and Glory & To God be the Glory!
Are you facing something difficult Today? Are you being tested? Do you feel alone? Do you feel like you are in (a desert)? Then, be encouraged that you are in the best Place to hear God’s Voice.
Please let us know how we can pray for you Today.
Love in Christ,
The Hope in Today Ministries, Team & FGGAM
We hope & believe, as always, that this Hope in Today Ministries Devotion (to God’s Holy Word) will be a blessing to you Today. As The Holy Spirit guides; and by faith we provide, In Jesus Name! And To God be the Glory!
Interlude as I post this…
Is God’s Grace made New Every Morning? Unlike a left-over donut that gets stale, God’s Grace is made available to us to choose every day, as long as God calls it Today. Why put off coming to God’s unlimited supply of power and grace over your life, until you really need it?
As I am posting this, my computer is slowing more and more, because I am putting off the task of renewing my Web Root Virus Protection. I know I need to; but a part of me still relys on Geek Squad to handle all that I don’t fully understand, so I wait on a better time.
Could it be that as a part of God’s Grace, I am experiencing this now?
Could it be that as a part of God’s Grace, I am experiencing this now, so that I can encourage you; AND paint a picture of God’s Grace, by His Grace? … that we simply need to call on the one who does understand. His Name is Jesus & we can Trust Him!
And, friends, there is no better time than to call on Jesus; than now. Jesus is for All times, for all time. Jesus has a direct line open for us to call on God anytime. This is the Gift of Grace TODAY my friends. Jesus loves you; and Jesus did die on a cross FOR you to be WITH God forevermore, beginning TODAY. God is For you, With you and in Christ, IN you, when you accept this free gift of Grace from God and Receive His Son in your for a New Life, with new abilities to face every challenge in this world, by and with the Power of God that is through and by the Name of Jesus.
It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23 KJV
Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.
Daily Devotion to God’s Holy Word,
By, Karen Rowe
What is a picture of Grace?
Is Grace finding 1/2 of a donut in a box you prepared to throw away last night? Is Grace saying no to the donut; OR, saying thank you for the donut?
God Created a “Thinking People” & we experience God’s Grace every day in some way, but do we notice to say Grace?
What is Grace?
As a noun (SALVATION)
1.simple elegance or refinement of movement.
2.(IN CHRIST) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners AND the bestowal of blessings.
As a verb (God’s PRESENCE)
1. do honor or credit to (someone or something) by one’s presence.
Grace has been defined, NOT as a created substance of any kind, but as “THE LOVE & MERCY GIVEN TO US BY GOD BECAUSE GOD DESIRES US TO HAVE IT, … NOT necessarily BECAUSE of anything we have done to earn it”.
“Grace is favour, the free and undeserved help that God gives us to respond to his call to become children of God, adoptive sons, partakers of the divine nature & of eternal life.”
It is understood by Christians to be a spontaneous gift from God to people “generous, free and totally unexpected and undeserved” – that takes the form of divine favor, love, clemency (LOOK UP MEANING), & a share in the divine life of God.
It is an attribute of God that is most manifest in the salvation of sinners. In Christ, in the relationship of grace between God and an individual is always on the side of God.
FAITH is a gift from God.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.”
“Picture a man with no reason for living
With no hope of smiling again
Imagine a world with no golden daybreak
Enclosed by the blackness of sin
And the scene is bathed in beauty and glory
Transformed by love’s sweet embrace
The hands of the Savior, erased all my sorrow
And painted this picture of grace
How skillful the HANDS of the artist
Who painted this picture OF me
He saw WITH the eyes of a master
How beautiful my life COULD be
Where once was a portrait of gloom and despair
This masterpiece hangs in it’s PLACE
It’s signed with his blood and it’s framed with his glory
This beautiful picture of grace.”
Gaither Vocal Band
(See Below for Song)
In Christ, if our hearts do not condemn us, we may have what our heart desires…we can pray for God to hold back the rain, so the parade can go on & the children can have the experience of what it is to March…
A call to be an Extension of God’s Grace (Love and Mercy)
TILL NEXT TIME!
Love in Christ,
“Writing the Story of my life with every choice Jesus helps me to make and learning how to be blessed and live life large, happy and free. I care.”
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Twitter ID: Karen Rowe@hopeintoday
- Personal Motto: “I don’t have it all figured out, BUT GOD DOES … Follow JESUS!”
Personal Revelation Life Verse: 1 John 4:16
16 And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. (HCSB)
Holy Spirit you are welcome here!
Thank you Jesus!
“GRACE AND PEACE TO YOU FROM GOD OUR FATHER AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST (2 Corinthians 1:2, NIV).”
If you need prayer; or would like to contact Hope in Today Ministries, Inc., Please do so. There is a Contact Box located on the Hope in Today Website. Or write to Hope in Today Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 441, Efland, NC 27243