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Grace: God's Principle of Supply and Demand (7 of 10)
Series: Grace Like Rain Series
2 Corinthians 9:6-13
Every need in your life is an invitation from God to experience grace. The more needs you have, the greater the opportunity to be a recipient of God's grace. And that means; if God is to do more in you and through you…there must be more need. And the more needs we have, the more dependent we are for God to show up and do what only he can do. It is the principle of supply and demand.
Wikipedia says that the phrase ''supply and demand'' was first used in 1767 by a guy named James Stuart. It is a principle that all of us experience in our lives every single day. And the principle is that the price of something is determined by the demand for that item. And every time you fill up your gas tank, buy groceries or heat your house you are participating and experiencing that principle.
Now I want to take that basic economic principle to help us understand how God wants to meet every need in our lives through the experience of grace. And it works like this: There is not a single area of our lives in which grace is not needed. That is why the Bible says in I Peter 4:10 that grace comes in ''various forms.'' That means whatever the need you have, God has grace to meet that need. And this grace that we can experience at our point of need will be overwhelming in its effect on us simply because we have overwhelming needs.
We are born into need as infants - and then those infant needs turn into childhood needs - and then into needs that we have as teenagers - young adulthood needs - every stage our lives uncovers more needs in our lives. You will never have a point in your life that you will not be needy. Sometimes the intensity of those needs will be greater than others, more desperate than others, but you will always have needs in your life. BUT since God has promised to meet every one of those needs that makes your needs really, really good new ...
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