The Grip of Grace
1 Peter 5:10
I Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
The longer we walk in the garden of God's grace, the more likely we are to smell like the flowers of God's garden of grace.
Where the grace of God is not being applied and accepted as such, there is the place where bitterness is born and lives. But where the grace of God is received in its power and purpose and embraced with submission, forgiveness, and resurrection of life flourishes.
The grip of God's grace is that which guarantees us that he can sustain us when we feel we are not sustainable. His grip affirms that the God, who saved you, is strong enough to keep you.
You know that is Jude's closing blessing upon the people he wrote to in a difficult time in the life of personal and corporate faith:
Now unto him who is able to keep you from falling (stumbling), and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.
The grip of God's grace has more to do with him holding on to you than you holding on to him. Because your struggles will weaken your strength!
Your fears can impact your faith!
Your failures can cloud your future!
Your crisis will corrupt your commitment!
And when you go through your season that can lessen your grip on him and faith, when you go through your season that stretches your walk and will, and you find yourself losing a grip on him and the hope!
I got good news for you; he is holding on to you!
He is getting a tighter hold upon you! Because his grace grips us and holds when we are about to let go.
And if we are honest with ourselves, many of us are here today because he in ...
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