Daily Devotional ~ Grace - No Work Necessary
💙 Worship: If you'd like to play a song before you begin or while you read, may we recommend "Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)" by Hillsong Worship. Why not try asking alexa, siri, or google to play it for you?!
❤ Daily Verse: How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort?
☆ Galatians 3:3 NLT
🧡 Let's Talk About It: Has anyone else done this? God showed me recently how I was trying to seek Him through works again. I think this is a slippery road we all find ourselves on at different times in life.
It's difficult to remember we don't live for ourselves when that's the only body we see and have. Sure, the Holy Spirit lives and dwells within, but am I the only one who struggles with the fact that the Spirit is not tangible at times? I can't give Christ a hug in a literal sense when I'm hurting. I can't see God. But yet...He's always with me.
It's these kinds of thoughts that give way to the feeling that we need to take charge and do what we can for the Lord. And it's those thoughts that pull us further away from God and more into ourselves.
Do you see the vicious cycle yet?
Paul admonishes us time and time again that grace is a GIFT. We could never earn it, and that's alright, because it wasn't God's plan for us to have to. The Law was never meant to condemn but to cajole. It showcases the absolute perfection of our God-of Christ!
It's only through grace we are saved and that's made available by Christ and what He did. We have nothing to do with it, and I'm convinced we're better off that way!
💜 Additional Reading: God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. ☆ Ephesians 2:8 NLT
💛 Prayer: Dear God, thank you for such a beautiful day. Thank you for helping me let go of all that I cannot change and for giving me boldness to make the necessary changes you need me to make in life. Tha k you Jesus, for the greatest gift of all...relationship with You! Thank you Lord, for protecting me friends, family, the church, and my home. I pray that you would touch every heart today Lord, and soften each one. I love you Jesus and in your name I pray, amen.
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