Focusing on God’s Sufficiency

Most mornings I wake up feeling like I didn’t get enough sleep, I didn’t get enough done yesterday, and I won’t have enough energy to do all I need to get done for today. So before my feet even hit the floor I feel overwhelmed and defeated.

What a way to start out.

But, this isn’t the whole truth I’m telling myself. Though I’m tired, I have left over tasks, and lacking in strength – and left to myself I would be too tired, too overwhelmed, and too weak – God gives me what I need from His abundance. Each morning He provides just what I need for that day. What was given yesterday is gone and what’s for tomorrow hasn’t come. He provides exactly what I need for just this day.

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Focusing on Grace

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God’s grace blows my mind. His love for us is so great that He freely offers His grace. He gives it knowing every shortcoming we have and sin we’ve ever committed (and will commit). (Ephesians 2:8-9)

His grace fills in the gap between us, where we are and where He’s designed us to go (Ephesians 2:8).

His grace tells me to rest in all that Christ has done (Hebrews 4:1-3).

His grace assures me that I am covered in the righteousness of Christ (Romans 5:17).

His grace is my strength. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

His grace is forgiveness (Ephesians 1:7).

His grace never runs out (Ephesians 1:13-14).

It’s hard to define. It can’t be earned. It’s a gift. And we have it even when we don’t know it’s there.

And grace is the characteristic of God that’s probably the hardest for me to accept.

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