Wednesday, March 27, 2013

4 Keys of Grace

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4 Keys of Grace


Debra Courtney 

You and I were born to enjoy the benefits of the grace of God. We have the inborn traits of instinct for improvement within us.  We have the motivation for the increase of grace or at least we should. There should be something inside of us that gravitates us towards grace. 

God created us that way, and we will never be happy any other way. Now, I could discuss forever how our Abba Father bestows the grace of: Peace, Power, Wealth, Health, and Success – but unless you know how to obtain grace, it will not help you.  

1.       The Grace of Obedience

Deuteronomy 28:1 MSG says, “If you listen obediently to the Voice of GOD, your GOD, and heartily obey all his commandments…”. It means living up to the knowledge you have received. Simply doing what God has told you to do. If God has been talking to you about doing something, do it! 

2.     The Grace of Knowledge

Hosea 4:6 MSG says, “My people are ruined because they don’t know what’s right or true.” What you don’t know can destroy you God wants all His children to be knowledgeable. God is in the information business. The Bible is an information book. However, you can’t take hold of the grace and blessings of God unless you have the knowledge of what He has provided for you and therefore claim what belongs to you. 

3.     The Grace of Forgiveness

Matthew 6:14-15 MSG says, “In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can’t get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God’s part.” Forgiveness does not flow to you until it can flow through you. It means that you give up your right to allow God take care of any judgment and penalization of another person. Always exercise the ability to withhold judgment and let God perform His program. Believe me He can do it better than anything we could come up with to pay back anyone with anything they have done to us. 

4.      The Grace of Praise

Psalm 9:1 AMP says, “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth (recount and tell aloud) all Your marvelous works and wonderful deeds! The purpose of praise is not just to make us feel good, but it is also to stir up others. Praise lifts us up to where God is. Praise is something we deliberately choose to do. God is comfortable with praise. Know this also, the demons hate it. So “PRAISE” on!  

We were born to receive the “GRACE” of our Abba Father!

Lord, I will sing of Your grace forever. I will tell others of Your grace from generation to generation.

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