“Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father,
will be with us in truth and love.
2 John 1:3
The power of Grace in our lives was first demonstrated through the power of love. God’s love for us.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for
The power of God’s love is always available to each of us. And the power of his Grace comes to us when we put on the clothing of Jesus Christ. As we become more Christ like in our walk in this world love becomes more powerful and natural in us. As that love grows so does our capacity for grace. When we share that power more freely and completely with everyone we meet, we become true disciples of Jesus. In his book The Power of God’s Grace, Gary Schulz says:
“When we walk in love, we are walking in the power of God; we are filled with the fullness of
Being filled with this “fullness” means that we too are filled with the same grace that filled Jesus. This grace is for everyone who walks in the way of Christ. Like all things with God, though, it is our choice whether we live into this grace.
“If we choose to live by this truth and obediently love as he commanded us, we will continue
in his grace, and his grace will abound in power through us. Otherwise, his grace will lay
dormant within us and all will miss the glory of God.” Gary Schulz, The Power of God’s Grace.
By living into God’s grace, we spread that grace to others. Just as the power of love showers others with the desire to act in love; the power of grace lived out in our lives becomes powerful for others.
Like a fire that spreads from a spark the power of God’s grace grows within us and spreads throughout the church, then moves outside of the church and touches everybody we encounter.
As we become more Christ like our walk becomes one of power that is fueled by the Spirit. For we do nothing in our own power, but through the Spirit. God’s grace covers us in all our weakness. It is through his power that grace is activated and becomes in us a powerful force that spreads throughout the world.
Lean now into the power of grace granted us through the person of Jesus Christ. Let the Spirit move within your hearts building the powerful love that this broken world needs. And in this way God’s powerful grace will flood the world with healing and peace.
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